Vicarious Visions and Activision released a new video for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy today that focus on Aku Aku and Uka Uka.
Aku Aku is a wooden mask inhabited by the spirit of a witch doctor that assists Crash throughout his adventures after they first meet in the original Crash Bandicoot. He has appeared in every Crash Bandicoot game; he usually functions as a power-up for Crash. Players can find Aku Aku crates scattered across most levels, and if the player breaks it, Aku Aku joins them, and can take an additional hit for the player. This power-up can be stacked two more times, with the third-level Aku Aku giving players temporary invincibility.
Uka Uka on the other hand is a foe of Crash and Aku Aku. He is an evil spirit inhabiting a voodoo mask, and is actually the younger twin brother of Aku Aku. While it is later revealed that he had been influencing Dr. Neo Cortex during the events of Crash Bandicoot and Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, he doesn’t actually reveal himself and achieve full antagonist status until Crash Bandicoot: Warped. In the N. Sane Trilogy, he also appears on the game over screen when players lose all of their lives in any of the three remastered games, which actually topped sales charts in the UK.
You can watch the trailer below. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now available on PS4.