Crash Bandicoot is getting a brand-new sequel to the “Warped” release. In addition, the marsupial is also getting a brand new look and superpowers in the new adventure called Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. After the box art leaked last week, a trailer and official announcement made the game…. well, official.
Sony shared the news on the PlayStation Blog saying that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a direct sequel to the 1996 release. After banishing Dr Neo Cortex back in time, the evil villain is back to take revenge on Crash, and Coco. Cortex is not alone as Dr N. Tropy, who you remember was able to control time in the third game, escaped too.
Toys for Bob claim Crash Bandicoot 4 will stay true to the series’ roots by including the intense and zany 3D platforming that defined the generation. The developers have worked hard to make sure past, present and future Crash fans can experience this new release through an updated art style, new gameplay mechanics, and the ability to switch between a Modern and Retro Mode. According to Toys for Bob, Retro Mode is challenging and old-school while the Modern mode is more forgiving but no less difficult to master.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF6100″ class=”” size=”21″]”Expect to see larger landscapes this time, too. There are points along your platforming paths that you can spot subsequent levels within the one you’re currently navigating. The environments are alive with a wacky and wonky sense of motion and energy everywhere you care to look. With such vibrancy on display, expect a whole new set of platforming tricks like wall-running, rail grinding, and rope swinging to help you visit every nook, cranny, and secret spot. The result is a love letter to Crash fans by Crash fans at developer Toys for Bob.”[/perfectpullquote]
The new Quantum Masks allow players to perform various new abilities. These four powerful guardians will help Crash in his new adventure by defying gravity, slowing down time and bending the reality around him. Kupuna-Wa is the Time Mask who slows down time for precise movements. Ika Ika is the Gravity Mask that let’s Crash and Coco platform upside down. The developers have yet to reveal what the other two Quantum Masks do in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Pre-orders for the game are now live. Players will unlock a Totally Tubular Skin pack for Crash and Coco at launch if they pre-order. The game releases on 2 October 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the trailer down below;