Activision Puts Some “Umph in Your Wump” with the Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy, Coming in 2017!

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Fans Can Pre-Order the Fully Remastered Iconic Game Collection Now

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Your favorite marsupial Crash Bandicoot® is back! He’s enhanced,
entranced and ready-to-dance in the Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane
Trilogy
, slated for release in 2017 and available for pre-order
now from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI). Revealed at PlayStation
Experience (PSX) in Anaheim, Calif., the Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane
Trilogy
lets players spin, jump and wump as they take on the
epic challenges and adventures from the three Crash games that started
it all: Crash Bandicoot®, Crash Bandicoot® 2: Cortex Strikes
Back
and Crash Bandicoot®: Warped.


“Crash Bandicoot is one of the most iconic videogame characters ever
made. He’s back and better than ever in the Crash Bandicoot® N.
Sane Trilogy
,” said Jennifer Oneal, Studio Head for
Vicarious Visions. “We’re huge fans and are excited to finally share
what the Crash team at Vicarious Visions has been doing to bring Crash
back to life in these three remastered games.”

Developed by Vicarious Visions, Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy is
being built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 with brand-new
lighting, animations, environments and recreated cinematics—all in
stunning “N. Hanced Fur-K” and PS4 Pro HD. Fans new and
old alike will enjoy seeing the beloved ’90s video game icon like never
before in this fully-remastered game collection.

What’s more, the trilogy will feature full analog stick support, a
unified save system and unified checkpoint system, making it easier than
ever for new fans to enjoy the classic adventures. Additionally,
improved bonus levels and time trials throughout the games will make
this an epic trilogy for the hardest of the ’Coot core!

Activision and Vicarious Visions are honoring the heritage of Crash
throughout the trilogy in a variety of ways, including a
fully-remastered game soundtrack, packed with all the didgeridoos,
xylophones and thumpin’ bass lines you can handle, as well as newly
recorded dialogue from some of the familiar voice actors who appear in
the original Crash Bandicoot games, including Jess Harnell and Lex Lang,
among others.

For players who can’t wait until next year to get their hands on the Crash
Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy
, they can play right now as Crash
Bandicoot in Skylanders® Imaginators and enjoy TNT boxes,
crabs, temple ruins and Wumpa Fruit in the all-new dedicated level
Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands. Crash also appears in two episodes of the new Skylanders™
Academy
television series, streaming now on Netflix. Crash and
Skylanders® fans alike have shown a huge amount of enthusiasm for both
the new game and series!

Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy is slated to launch in
2017 and is available now worldwide for pre-order
on PS4 and PS4 PRO
for the suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about Crash
Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy
please visit www.crashbandicoot.com.

About Activision Publishing

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive
entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and
is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company’s website, www.activision.com or
by following @Activision.

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Contacts

Activision
PR Contacts:
Dior Brown
Dior.brown@activision.com
or
Kerstine
Johnson
KJohnson@activision.com