Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:25pm 05/12/16 | 3 Comments
This year has definitely seen its fair share of remakes, remasters, and HD re-releases. Not that we're complaining, as gaming has reached that age and point where with the improved visual fidelity of today it makes sense to revisit classics from generations past. And at the PlayStation Experience event over the weekend we got to see just that, with new and improved versions of WipeOut, Full Throttle, and Crash Bandicoot all making an appearance.
WipEout Omega Collection for PS4 brings content from WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048 into the 4K era. And although this isn't the first time the series has gotten the HD treatment, we're definitely keen on seeing all of this WipEout content in one neat little package. Our only gripe it that the trailer for the 2017 release doesn't use electronica from the mid-90s -- something we've got out fingers crossed makes it into the final release.
Following in the footsteps of the successful Day of the Tentacle remaster comes Full Throttle Remastered for both PS4 and PC. Much like with Day of the Tentacle, this remaster of another classic LucasArts adventure comes with pixel-free animation and graphics. Which means we'll be pressing the old-school button to switch the graphics back to the sweet embrace of pixelated bikers.
Announced back at E3, we now have our first look at Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which includes remakes of the original PlayStation games. The end results are quite impressive when compared to the '90s efforts, even if the games themselves were never really all that good. But hey, if you have fond memories of playing Crash then this definitely looks like they spent time and money bringing the visuals up to date.
Oh, and in a surprise announcement quirky PlayStation hip-hop adventure thing PaRappa The Rapper Remastered was also announced. Just in time for that game's anniversary.
Bringing back PaRappa probably means that anything is possible -- so what classic '90s era console title would you like to see get the remaster or remake treatment?