Crash Bandicoot Gets Two New Bundles For Xbox, Switch And PS5
2021 is a massive year for gaming anniversaries, as the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog (20 years), Resident Evil (25 years), and The Legend of Zelda (35 years) celebrate milestones. There's also the understated anniversary of Crash Bandicoot, with the spinning marsupial also cutting the cake on his 25th anniversary.
Last year saw the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, with Toys for Bob's souped-up platformer being heralded as a return to form.
While we wait for the inevitable Crash 5, there's good news as Activision unveils TWO Crash Bandicoot anniversary bundles.
What are the two Crash Bandicoot bundles?
Since 1996, Crash Bandicoot has become known for its simple platforming style and colourful cast of characters. We've come a long way since the release of the original game on the PlayStation, and while most would like to forget some of the weaker entries *cough* Mind Over Mutant *cough* you can play the best of the best with two new bundles.
Up first is The Crash Bandicoot CRASHiversary bundle that gives fans five full games in one neat package. Included in the lineup are the remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy from 2017, It's About Time, and the beloved return of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.
Elsewhere, there's the Crash Bandicoot Quadriliogy bundle, which includes the N. Sane Trilogy, and It's About Time. We're not sure why Activision has decided to release two bundles that are relatively similar, but either way, we aren't complaining.
When can you get the Crash Bandicoot bundles?
The great news is both the CRASHiversary bundle and Quadrilogy bundle are available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. CRASHiversary retails for $119.99/£87 and Quadrilogy sells for $89.99/£65. If you own a Nintendo Switch, you're in luck, with both bundles being available for $59.99/£44 and $53.99/£39 respectively.
Unfortunately, the resurgence in Crash games since the N. Sane Trilogy launched means it's likely you've already collected the various titles over the years. The addition of Nitro-Fuelled is a nice touch, however, that in itself is a modern remastering of 1991's fan-favourite Crash Team Racing. Still, it's quite a price jump between Quarilogy and CRASHiversary.
With Activision putting out remastered Crash titles in recent years, the bundles are clearly aimed at those who might've skipped out on Crash for a while. At least you get plenty of bang for your buck with the latest bundles, and what better way to celebrate 25 years of that orange blur?