A few weeks ago we reported on the possibility that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time might have multiplayer. The PlayStation Store listing detailed the game’s online features which included a 2-4 player offline co-op mode. It seems the game does indeed include both offline and online multiplayer. These two modes are both competitive and cooperative.
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IGN Spain published an article detailing the game’s multiplayer aspect. It is the first time a Crash Bandicoot platforming game has included multiplayer mode so it is going to be interesting to see how they play out. According to the article, there are two competitive modes for up to four local players. Players take on the role of Crash, Coco, Fake Crash, and Fake Coco. The two modes include Checkpoint Race and Crate Combo.
Checkpoint Race sees you and your competitors race each other to the end of a level collecting checkpoint boxes along the way. The game mode is similar to a Time Trial whereas time-freezing crates can be smashed in order to pause the timer.
As for Crate Combo, each player needs to break as many crates in a level as possible. Each crate destroyed increases the point value of the next one and the combo resets if the meter runs dry. That is it for the competitive modes.
When it comes to Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time co-op multiplayer, things are slightly different but very much basic at the same time. Pass N Play follows up to four players as they take turns playing through single-player stages and passing the controller to another player when they die. The playable stages include both the regular levels and the mirror-styled N Verted ones.
I gotta say, I was hoping for a sort of Crash Bash approach to the multiplayer so this is a little disappointing. However, we are going to have to see how it plays out when the game launches on 2 October 2020. Take a look at the latest gameplay launch trailer down below.