Crash Bandicoot: The Return

Our boy is coming back

        Playstation fanboys rejoice, it looks like after all these years, we may be getting our boy back. Over the last few weeks there have been multiple signs that point to a possible return of the original Playstation mascot: Crash Bandicoot. I for one, think it’s ABOUT DAMN TIME It all started a little over a week ago when a tweet was sent out from Playstation Middle East showing a wanted poster featuring the famed marsupial. It was captioned as “Most wanted, where are you crash?”

Obviously, the tweet sent some waves throughout the gaming community, as people began to wonder if this was pointing towards a possible reveal of a new crash game in the near future, possibly at this years E3. That was followed up this weekend with an interview with NECA’s toy director Randy Falk stating during an interview this weekend that he has “alot going on with Sony… I see they are bringing Crash Bandicoot back so there’s some great stuff there”. That really sent things into overdrive with the rumors starting to pick up momentum in the light of that interview.

         Now, to be clear, all of this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, because nothing concrete has been shown yet. As of this morning NECA released a statement saying that Falks was mistaken and had misinterpreted a comment that was made, so it could all be a big misunderstanding or it could all be smoke and mirrors at this point to keep things under the radar until E3. That being said, I am crossing my fingers that the rumors do end up being true and that our bluejeans wearing friend will be back in action sometime in the near future. The fact of the matter is that Crash was not only the original Playstation flagship franchise, but he was the trash talking mascot during those introductory years of console wars. Nintendo had Mario, Sega had Sonic, and Playstation had Crash who in my 10 year old eyes was the epitome of cool. Who can forget the AWESOME commercials with Crash standing out of Nintendo headquarters calling out the other lame mascots with a megaphone?  So yeah, it’s going to be some time before the facts come out, but my guess would be that we are going to be seeing the franchise come back in some way in the next year or so. Hopefully it’s not another racing game.

-CDL

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