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Crash Bandicoot fans have been waiting on pins and needles for an announcement of a Crash Bandicoot reboot. We've torn apart subtle signs from Sony and even claimed the new _Uncharted 4 _game dropped a hint that Crash was coming back, and now this leak could indicate that it's coming back in a way no one expected.
In apost on NeoGaf, user DeathSparks posted an image of a listing on the retailer website known as Qisahn based in Singapore. You can see the image below.
What's listed on this ad is an edition of Skylanders Imaginators called "Crash." The Dark edition and Standard edition are versions of Skylanders that we are already familiar with, but the Crash edition is something worth mentioning. DeathSparks noted in the post that the listing says the Crash edition will be announced later and that it's PlayStation 4 exclusive.
The user also noted that Game Informer had put in their article about Skylanders Imaginators that there was going to be a guest star to come to the new game expansion, but then quickly deleted it. This happened in previous Skylanders games when they added Donkey Kong and Bowser.
DeathSparks also talked about the legitimacy of the retailer and could confirm that this retailer was real.
Again, this is all speculation and rumor, but it does make complete sense considering Activision still owns the rights to Crash Bandicoot. I could see this as a feeble attempt to try to get more of an audience for Skylanders games by drawing in an older crowd with the Crash Bandicoot name.
Honestly, I hope Activision is not going to screw up Crash Bandicoot for fans again. They've always obliterated him in their games, we don't need to see Crash Bandicoot turned into some children's toy. The fans want a classic-feeling, nostalgic platformer reboot and I don't know why that's so hard to understand. Ratchet And Clank did it and made a whopping profit, so why Activision doesn't want to do it with Crash Bandicoot, I have no idea why.
If I had to guess, I'd say they are trying to milk the Skylanders franchise as much as they can. And that means doing new things with the game and using Crash Bandicoot's large and dedicated fanbase to draw them in. If they don't do it right, they could end up pissing off the fanbase all over again.
We'll continue to keep you updated as more information is learned.