Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy

The November Humble Monthly bundle is giving up not one, not two, but three games in one of the most generous early unlocks so far.

You can pay 10/$12 to get access to Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Call of Duty: WW2 immediately. That's some crazy value for a trio of games that would cost well over 100 or $100 at full price!

It makes a dramatic change from last month's bundle that only offered up Battletech as an early unlock when it was announced. Sonic Mania did follow a few weeks later, though. Now that we've entered October, the rest of the games in that bundle have also been announced. Subscribers should find The Spiral Scouts, Planet Alpha, Override: Mech City Brawl, Puss!, Avernum 3: Ruined World and Roman Sands now sitting in their library.

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Just when you thought your trusted deals herald was done for the day, here she is with another one fresh off the deals presses. It’s arguably the best deal of the day, though, as Humble have just announced the early unlocks for their next Humble Monthly bundle: Call of Duty: WWII, the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy. That’s seven games, all for just $12. You’ll need to be a Humble Monthly subscriber to get them, of course, but if you’re not you can join up right now for just $12 a month.

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The lovely Spyro Reignited Trilogy – a remake bundle of Insomniac’s three Spyro The Dragon games – is headed to PC, if the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee aren’t fibbing to us. Spotted by the ever-eastward-looking Gematsu, the listing even includes preliminary box art, featuring the logo for Iron Galaxy, who previously brought the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy to PC. It would seem that our version is in good hands. While no date is given, I’m hoping it’ll be here soon. Activision are publishing, and you can see a trailer below, featuring before/after shots of the original.

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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is one of many cases where I’ve seen the internet lose their collective marbles. From the review that compared it to Dark Souls, to the complaints about the High Road, this much-anticipated re-imagining of the original Crash Bandicoot games became less of a celebration of what came before, and more of a battleground where people would rant about those two subjects ad nauseam.

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Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy is Now Available on Steam!

Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot™, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy. Relive all your favorite moments in Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped, now in fully-remastered graphical glory!

Plus, play the first-ever NEW level built for the original trilogy’s gameplay in almost 20 years. Drawing inspiration from the cut “Waterfall Level” from the first Crash Bandicoot game, Future Tense features several puzzles from the original level set in the futuristic setting from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.

Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy

He's back - again - and seemingly more popular than ever. Crash Bandicoot's N. Sane Trilogy arrived on Xbox One, PC and Switch last week, once more racking up impressive sales. Indeed, Vicarious Visions' port to Nintendo's hybrid managed to best the week one tally of the impressive Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Clearly, demand is high for the remastered cartoon antics of this particular Bandicoot, but how does the quality of each version stack up against the baseline template set by the existing PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro releases?

The Xbox One side of the situation can be covered very quickly. Playing the game on the base S model offers up an experience that is virtually identical to the standard PlayStation 4 game. The visual feature set is identical and resolution is the same at 1080p, with only the most minor fluctuations in performance setting it apart from its Sony counterpart. Put simply, base Xbox users can go in safe in the knowledge that they're getting an excellent experience - and that only ramps up on Xbox One X, where Crash retains its solid 30fps performance but ramps up the pixel count to a full 4K. That's an impressive 2.25x increase over the 1440p of PS4 Pro.

But the console builds are still pegged to 30fps - one of the only real disappointments we had with this remaster - and that's where the PC version can make a difference. GTX 960 or GTX 1050 Ti-class GPU hardware delivers 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, but what was immediately apparent on our i7 test rig was that CPU utilisation barely registers. So we undertook an experiment, lashing up a PC based on the same AMD Jaguar CPU cluster as the consoles, overclocked to the same 2.3GHz as Xbox One X. Even lacking the 2.5 extra cores available to developers and even carrying the significant burden of the full-blown Windows OS, our system could run Crash 1 and 2 almost flawlessly at 60 frames per second at ultra settings with a GTX 960 (though shadows needed to drop to high), though strange bottlenecks we couldn't explain prevented us from achieving the same thing on Crash 3.

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I am apparently the sole person in the RPS Treehouse who hasn’t played any Crash Bandicoot games, allowing me to be intrigued by today’s release of the remastered N. Sane trilogy. This three-in-one bundle gives a modern-day lick of paint to the eponymous marsupial’s ’90s PlayStation mascot platformer series, originally developed by Naughty Dog.

While first slated for a July release, Crash has been taking notes from the speedrunning community (whom he’s quite popular with), and has managed to rush out a few days early.

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Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam!

Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot™, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy. Relive all your favorite moments in Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped, now in fully-remastered graphical glory!

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