, Crash Bandicoot Is Getting All Bundled Up On Xbox, PlayStation And Nintendo Switch, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Crash Bandicoot Is Getting All Bundled Up On Xbox, PlayStation And Nintendo Switch

, Crash Bandicoot Is Getting All Bundled Up On Xbox, PlayStation And Nintendo Switch, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Why collect Wumpa fruit individually when you can find a basket and grab them all in one go?

Today, Activision has announced two new bundles of modern Crash Bandicoot games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. They are available right now.

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The cleverly titled Crashiversary bundle contains remake compilation Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (this contains the first three original Crash games), the recent new series entry Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, as well as the excellent remake of 1999’s PS1 CTRCrash Team Racing Nitro Fueled

Activision’s alternative bundle, dubbed the Crash Bandicoot Quadrilogy, only contains the N. Sane Trilogy and Crash 4.

, Crash Bandicoot Is Getting All Bundled Up On Xbox, PlayStation And Nintendo Switch, The Nzuchi News Forbes

While you ponder which is the better choice, check out this surprisingly entertaining recap of Crash Bandicoot’s history so far:

Crashiversary retails for $119.99 and Quadrilogy sells for $89.99 on the beefier home hardware (a little bit less on Switch, probably due to the less graphically intense ports), though they’re both currently on sale for $59.99 and $53.99 respectively.

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If you don’t own any of these games yet, this might be the perfect opportunity to dive in. Be warned, though, that none of these adventures are what some might call ‘beginner friendly’. Just like their old-school PS1 counterparts—and in Crash 4’s case, plain ol’ retro-inspired challenge—the revival Crash Bandicoot titles can be seriously difficult. That being said, the difficulty makes for a really satisfying sense of accomplishment. If you stick with it, that is.

Getting wind of these bundles has made me wistful for everyone’s favorite marsupial all over again, especially given that Toys For Bob, the supremely talented development team behind the Crash reimaginings, has been shifted to work on Call of Duty instead of marching forward with the orange wonder. The vibe is that Crash 4 simply didn’t sell nearly enough, which is a serious shame.

Speaking of Toys For Bob, I’m still holding out for a proper Skylanders renaissance. A man can dream.

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