Crash Bandicoot helped give Sony an unofficial mascot to compete against Nintendo with Mario and Sega with Sonic, as well as establish a new way to engage in challenging platforming back on the 32-bit console. Well, despite all the success that cartoony and spirited depiction of characters like Crash helped bring Naughty Dog, they won't be returning to the series anytime soon.
A 30th Anniversary documentary was released for Naughty Dog to celebrate the company's rise and continued success over the years. The video highlights the scrappy, indie-start of the company as it rose through the ranks to become one of the most recognized entertainment studios the world around.
This week a rumor circulated that Activision had sold the rights to Crash Bandicoot to Sony, perhaps laying the groundwork for a PS4 revival of the series. However, Activision says that they didn't sell off the long-missing mascot.
A couple years back, Crash Bandicoot fans missed out on a new game without even knowing about it. A set of leaked screenshots show off Crash Team Racing 2010, the kart racing game that never was.
You can file this one under “Rumor” for the time being, but yet another alleged PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale screenshot is making its way around the internet, this time revealing Crash Bandicoot as a possible playable character for Sony's upcoming mash-up brawler.
At one point Crash was the official mascot for Sony’s PSX. But now he's been prostituted out to different consoles with meager success. Anyway, you can prepare for another of Crash’s exploits in the recently shipped, Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant.