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The new gameplay video for "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy" shows improved visuals in the "Sewer or Later" level. YouTube/Crash Bandicoot

New gameplay footage for the upcoming “Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy” has surfaced, giving fans a look at the high definition redux of another entry in the series, “Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.” The new video is a playthrough of the “Sewer or Later” level from “Cortex Strikes Back,” showing gameplay and visual improvements that the developer has made. One such tweak boasts more realistic lighting for the game, giving the featured level a more atmospheric feel that adds to its immersive environment. Moreover, the actual gameplay has remained faithful to the original game, providing players will fluid controls and smooth transitions.

For the uninitiated, the “N. Sane Trilogy” is an upcoming collection of HD remasters of the first three titles in the game series: “Crash Bandicoot,” “Cortex Strikes Back” and “Warped.” These original titles were previously developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation One, but the HD remaster trilogy is being developed by Vicarious Visions this time around. First announced at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, the remaster collection marks the first time that the series will be remade on one of today's current-generation platforms. It received the “N. Sane Trilogy” title in December that same year, and though the collection brings forth an updated iteration for the series, Vicarious Visions was adamant in calling the trilogy a remaster rather than a remake.

In addition to the recent walkthrough video showing off the game’s visuals and gameplay, details for the title’s pre-order have also been released thanks to PlayStation. Pre-ordering the game will allow players to get their hands on the Friends Pack. This special pack includes a dynamic theme that has Crash riding Polar the polar bear and even includes avatars for both Polar and Aku Aku. Pre-order bonuses also include the Sunset Vista Pack and a special Pre-order Theme.

Previous gameplay footage showed a playthrough for “Upstream,” the fifth level in the very first “Crash Bandicoot” game. This walkthrough detailed how the developers tweaked controls with the analog stick, which would allow for more precision during gameplay. Furthermore, the video also revealed a new gameplay feature that requires players to acquire all bonus crates in order to garner a perfect score in each level.

The “N. Sane Trilogy” will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4. It is slated to hit the shelves later in June. Watch the gameplay video for the “Sewer or Later” level below:

Source: YouTube/Crash Bandicoot