E3 2018: Hands-On with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Future Tense

E3 2018: Hands-On with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Future Tense

Vicarious Visions has created a brand new level for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy called Future Tense. Jen Oneal and Kyle Martin were on hand from Vicarious Visions along with Lou Studdert from Activision to give us a walkthrough. The level has been added to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and it’s accessible through a new platform in the central hub.

The idea was to pay homage to the unreleased Waterfall level from the original Crash Bandicoot. The developers wanted to build a level that fits right into the game while feeling fresh and new with added challenges. Using both 3D and 2D perspectives, Crash will make his way across platforms with rotating lasers, robots, and rockets and then begin to ascend a large skyscraper.

E3 2018: Hands-On with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Future Tense E3 2018: Hands-On with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Future Tense

The level is designed to work whether you jump in fresh with a new save or go in with abilities you’ve gained from playing through Crash 3 and those abilities may help in finding hidden areas or in getting through the Death Route. I had a chance to play it and it’s a challenging experience that fits really well within the overall game. It’s really exciting to see a brand new level that feels both familiar and brand new at the same time.

Future Tense will be available free for PlayStation 4 owners of the game starting on June 15. A disc refresh will be coming to retail stores on June 29 to coincide with the launch of the full game on Xbox One, Switch, and Steam. The updated PS4 disc will include new packaging calling out the new content as well as the previously released Stormy Ascent, both included on the disc for users with no access to the PlayStation Network Store.

For fans on Xbox One, Switch, and Steam, the full game will include the Stormy Ascent level that came to PS4 a while ago along with the new Future Tense level on June 29 for $39.99. I did get a chance to try it on the Switch and it looks and plays great so I’m very excited to get my portable Crash fix by the end of the month.

E3 2018: Hands-On with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Future Tense E3 2018: Hands-On with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Future Tense

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Written by Josh Langford

Josh Langford

Josh has been gaming since 1977 starting with the Atari 2600.
He currently owns 26 different consoles and 6 different handhelds (all hooked up and in working condition) including all consoles from the current generation.

Josh is currently the US PR & Marketing Manager for Fountain Digital Labs and has recused himself from any involvement on PS Nation arising from posting or editing any news or reviews stemming from FDL.

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