Crash Bandicoot‘s notorious lost level has finally come to challenge the new generation of gamers.
The games of our childhood tend to be much harder than we remember, and the Crash Bandicoot saga is no exception. Not only was the original trilogy difficult enough in its own right, being one of the first successful 3D-platforming franchises for Sony, but many PS4 gamers are now coping with the reality that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is in fact harder than its source material, thanks to some sneaky changes to Crash’s physics and platform placement within each level.
To the pleasure or dismay of Crash Bandicoot fans, the N. Sane Trilogy is about to get even tougher, with the release of “Stormy Ascent”. Available to the public for the first time ever, Stormy Ascent was a level designed for the original Crash Bandicoot in 1996, but was deemed “too difficult” by developer Naughty Dog; the level could be seen in a handful of promo videos and trailers, but Stormy Ascent itself was never accessible by “normal” means in the final build, outside of hacking and cheating devices such as the GameShark. Fortunately, N. Sane Trilogy developer Vicarious Vision has restored the infamous lost level, and has made it available to the public as DLC.
Stormy Ascent is free to download until 8/19, when it goes on sale for the regular price of $2.99. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available exclusively for the PS4.