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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

A new gameplay video has emerged showing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on Switch. Have a look at two minutes of footage below.

Naughty Dog originally worked on the Crash games for the PlayStation many years ago. For Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, some Easter eggs were included that paid respect to the studio.

A few different references were in the collection, such as a Naughty Dog sticker and a picture of Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series. Now that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is coming to Switch, it seems that these Easter eggs have been removed (and on other platforms as well).

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Rumors of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for Switch reemerged this weekend from a somewhat random place. Hidden away inside the Spring 2018 edition of Licensing Source Book Europe was a comment from GB Eye, a European supplier of licensed merchandise. That’s where a five-year plan for Crash Bandicoot was mentioned, which would encompass a Switch port of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and a new game entirely next year.

Eurogamer is now backing up GB Eye’s claim. The site has heard from its own sources that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is lined up for Switch. That still doesn’t count as confirmation, but adds more fuel to the fire that an announcement could be coming soon.


Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Speculation about a potential Switch version of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is back in the spotlight – for the moment anyway.

DHX Brands published a new “Licensing Source Book Europe” for Spring 2018, and has some comments from merchandising company GB Eye. Max Arguile, who works there as as a licensing manager, claims that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be brought to Switch. This is part of a five-year plan in which another Crash game will supposedly launch in 2022.

Though the game had released many years ago, the online servers for GoldenEye 007 have still been up and running on Wii. At least in Japan, they’ll be going offline on March 30. The news hasn’t been confirmed for other territories as of yet, but other regions could certainly be impacted as well.

You might be wondering how the online play for GoldenEye 007 could still be running after the end of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection a few years ago. While most games for Wii and DS were affected, a few were not – including this title.


Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Update: The dream is dead, for now anyway. Keymailer’s co-founder says the listing was an error.

Keymailer co-founder here. This was news to me when I saw this thread. I reached out to the management team and apparently this is, sadly, an error on our side. The game was incorrectly tagged when we imported the upcoming releases.

Apologies on behalf of the company for any disappointment on this, as a Switch owner and a fan of Crash Bandicoot, I would have been as excited to play this.

Original: Keymailer is a company that connects YouTube and Twitch content creators to games publishers and developers via review codes. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is currently listed for the Switch on Keymailer’s site. While this is likely an error, this would not be the first time the Crash Bandicoot series has appeared on Nintendo hardware, and there has been some inconsistent information whether the title would be a Sony exclusive. 


Over the past few years, the toys-to-life market seemed to be on the way out. Disney Infinity is dead. LEGO Dimensions hasn’t seen as much content as it once did. Activision also didn’t have a new Skylanders in 2017 for the first time in many years.

So at E3, it was somewhat surprising to see Ubisoft announce Starlink. And while Activision doesn’t have something completely new for Skylanders this year, it sounds like they’re still committed to the series.

In an interview with GamesIndustry, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg had this to say about the state of Skylanders and the overall toys-to-life market:

Activision and Bungie have no plans to make a Switch version of Destiny 2.

IGN asked project lead Mark Noseworthy about the possibility, who initially said Bungie has “no announcements to make about the Switch at this time”. IGN then pressed further and asked if the franchise could eventually end up on Switch.

Noseworthy said in response:

Skylanders Imaginators is one of the launch games for Switch, and Activision has a new trailer up for the game. You can check it out below.

Nintendo World Report posted a video today containing 19 minutes of footage from Skylanders Imaginators. Take a look at the gameplay below.

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