Crash Bandicoot fans that have done the arduous task of beating every stage in the N. Sane Trilogy have a new challenge awaiting them. Activision has released a brand new level for Crash Bandicoot, Stormy Ascent, that is now available for free download with a copy of the game. According to the trailer, seen below, even the most seasoned player will be forced to stock up on extra lives.
Much like Slippery Climb, a level found on Cortex Island in the original game’s release, Stormy Ascent will place Crash on the exterior of Cortex Castle, where rain and disappearing stairs are only a blip on the radar of problems. On top of the obvious platforming difficulties, the new level also has plenty of flying birds and vial throwing lab assistants to send Crash to an early grave.
According to Activision, the downloadable stage is an unfinished and unreleased level from the original team, which most likely explains why it has the same aesthetic as Slippery Climb. The trailer’s comedic take on how many deaths will occur during a run seems on point for the Vicarious Visions developed remake, as they’ve revealed the new collection was designed to be harder than the original trilogy.
This marks the first DLC for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, with no announcements made of additional levels. However, Naughty Dog’s other entries in the collection, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash 3: Warped, also have unreleased stages that could pop up down the road, especially if their difficulty level can be amped up by Vicarious Visions.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now available for PlayStation 4.
Source: PlayStation's YouTube