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Never-Before-Seen Renegade Kid-Developed Crash Bandicoot DS Demo Revealed

by Neal Ronaghan - January 10, 2013, 8:16 am PST
Total comments: 7

A few years back, Activision contracted the Mutant Mudds developer to make a Crash Bandicoot demo.

Renegade Kid made a Crash Bandicoot DS demo, called Crash Landed, for Activision sometime around 2008 or 2009, according to a video from an anonymous source close to Activision.

No other details about the video were given, outside of its existence and veracity. It's likely that Renegade Kid's DS demo could have been the portable entry in Radical Entertainment's cancelled sequel to 2008's Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant that was set for a 2010 release.

The demo shows off a full-3D world for Crash to explore with a beach setting. The camera followed Crash around, but could be altered minutely using a free-look option. Judging by how this game runs, it likely could have been a spiritual predecessor to Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds, the 3D platformer that evolved into Mutant Mudds.

Activision acquired the rights to Crash Bandicoot when they acquired Sierra Entertainment in 2008. Mind Over Mutant was the final console game in the series, though that was in the works when the series was handled by Sierra still.

The Crash Bandicoot series has not been totally dormant, though. Activision released a few mobile releases, including two Crash Nitro Kart games. Radical Entertainment and High Impact Games have also been behind some cancelled revamps, which can now be joined by Renegade Kid's DS title, shown in the video below.

Talkback

AVJanuary 10, 2013

Interesting . Who owns the rights to crash games

TJ SpykeJanuary 10, 2013

Quote from: Mr.

Interesting . Who owns the rights to crash games

From the article:
"Activision acquired the rights to Crash Bandicoot when they acquired Sierra Entertainment in 2008. "

AVJanuary 11, 2013

my bad. i was at work and only glanced the article. The game looks fairly decent for a DS game

I finally checked this out. Freakin' rad!

OblivionMarch 06, 2013

They should release this to the iOS with the superior controls and price.

pokepal148March 06, 2013

Quote from: Oblivion

They should release this to the iOS with the superior controls and price.

no they should just slap him into a game that only works with gimmicky action figures sold for eight dollars apiece

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 06, 2013

Quote from: Oblivion

They should release this to the iOS with the superior controls and price.

I agree.  It'd be quite a wake-up call if RK had to fully fund the development of a full game based off of iOS sales.

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