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Check out Crash Bandicoot's PlayStation 4 remaster in action

Five minutes of gameplay from the collection of the first three Crash games

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The first three Crash Bandicoot games are coming to PlayStation 4 in remastered form as part of Activision and Vicarious Visions' Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy collection. The remaster, which includes the original Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, will be released in 2017.

Vicarious Visions worked with some of the original level geometry provided by Crash Bandicoot developer Naughty Dog, game director Dan Tanguay told Polygon at this weekend's PlayStation Experience, but the remaster involved a lot of work creating all-new assets. The team at Vicarious Visions worked hard to recreate Crash's original adventures the way people remember them, with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy being developed for "old and new fans alike," Tanguay said.

The remastered trilogy will feature a "modern save game system," Tanguay said, and adds time trials to every single level in all three games.

For a look at Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy in action, check out gameplay from two levels — N. Sanity Beach and Heavy Machinery — from the original Crash Bandicoot.