Veteran fans of Crash will know that the bandicoot has a slightly different face in Japan. As part of Sony’s localisation efforts for the original trilogy of games, it gave the titular character a bit of a facelift, attempting to make him more palatable to local audiences. It worked, too – Naughty Dog’s titles were a surprise hit in the East. 

So naturally, Japanese Crash has returned for the cover art of the N. Sane Trilogy, which is set to release in Japan on 3rd August. Much like Call of Duty and Destiny, Sony will be publishing the game on Activision’s behalf, and we reckon it’ll probably do pretty well. Do you prefer the twinkle-eyed Crash compared to his Western counterpart?

[via gematsu.com]