Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch in July

So, about those PS1-era commercials...


Crash Bandicoot and Mario appear to have settled their differences. During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a pack of games starring a character envisioned as a mascot for Sony's PlayStation console, will be coming to Switch on July 10.

Crash and Mario were at odds--to put it mildly--during their respective 32- and 64-bit heydays. Sony and Nintendo inked a deal for the home entertainment manufacturer to engineer a CD-based add-on for Super Nintendo. Nintendo backed out of the agreement publicly and without informing Sony, tantamount to a slap in the face in Japanese culture. Looking for a mascot of its own to do battle against Nintendo, Sony signed developer Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot series of 3D platformers for PlayStation.

Until this announcement, Crash Bandicoot games were exclusive to PlayStation systems. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remastered the PS1 classics for PS4 last year.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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