Crash Bandicoot was once a major name in video games, having a massive fanbase and a number of successful titles under his belt. It’s been a while since his last dedicated game, but he still pops up from time to time—most recently receiving several cameos and references in
Uncharted 4, for example—and many fans still hope to see him return to the spotlight. Rumors, teases, and vague hints have fueled this hope over the years, and with E3 almost upon us, it’s the perfect time for a new one to strike—and strike it has, though perhaps not in the way fans would want.

A pair of retailers based in Singapore,
Qisahn and ABXY, have each listed a special version of Skylanders Imaginators called the “Crash” Edition, and it’s sparking all sorts of talk. Alongside the fact that Skylanders‘ publisher Activision was recently confirmed to still own the rights to Crash, this special edition is also labeled as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Given Crash Bandicoot‘s close history with Sony, many are assuming that this version will come with Crash as an exclusive playable character, much in the way that Nintendo versions of Skylanders: SuperChargers included the exclusive Bowser and Donkey Kong characters.

This could all be a mistake, a mix-up, or a misinterpretation, but the possibility is certainly there for this to be the real deal. Whatever the case, we’ll likely find out next week at E3; Sony’s press conference on Monday would be the perfect place to make an announcement like this. And who knows? We can keep our fingers crossed that something more like the Crash games of yore will show up there as well.

Do you think Crash is coming to Skylanders? Would you be happy for him to join that cast, or are you still waiting for an official
Crash title on Sony systems? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Skylanders Inquirer

Our Verdict

Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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