Crash may be an icon of video games, but that does not exempt him from having to adapt to the tastes of the Japanese public. The Japanese website of PlayStation has shown the cover with which ‘Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy’ will reach the country of the rising sun and is basically identical to the western except for one detail: Crash Bandicoot himself!
Activision’s most revolting marsupial will hit the Japanese shelves with a less aggressive look, smoother gestures and strokes, bigger eyes and, ultimately, a design that – oddly enough – closely resembles Sonic. Of course, the Japanese Crash has preserved the pants.
Now, we do not know if this aspect is more attractive to the Asian public, but we are sure that this redesign will be much more familiar.
It is not the first time that Crash appears with that aspect in Japan, but the most recent one: when Sony edited the original trilogy in the first Japanese PlayStation, created a series of original covers and that little – or nothing – had to do with the Views in the west. What’s more, you can see them right here.
Perhaps this revision of the title’s main illustration serves as a tribute to those covers, or simply try to offer a more recognizable Crash for users who played on the original PlayStation. What we can assure is that nostalgia is one of the extra additions of this trilogy.
They say that wherever you go do what you see, and Crash seems to have that phrase rather internalized in the country of Doraemon and the Samurai. For our part, we will be able to enjoy its three original deliveries with a more than grateful visual update from June 30 on PS4. And you, with which of the two covers do you stay?