Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will include over 100 levels and in-game purchases. According to an email from GameStop, the upcoming game will include “100+ levels of play” in addition to new game modes when it launches in October. To put it into perspective, Crash Bandicoot 3 included 32 levels which makes this game much bigger. When pre-orders went live last week at the asking price of R1,199, it was concerningly high. However, it seems the game is bigger than all past games.
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As for the Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time in-game purchases, according to the Microsoft Store, the game will offer them in some way or another. It is not clear how this will work yet. However, it could be cosmetic items. The game reveal trailer showcased Crash and Coco wearing different outfits which could mean players may be able to purchase costumes to wear on their journey. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled also offered the same microtransactions allowing players to purchase kart and character cosmetics.
Given the fact that Crash Bandicoot 4 is already offering pre-order skins, the game will no doubt include cosmetics in some way or another. Will these be available at launch? We don’t know yet but if CTR is anything to go by, Activision could patch the feature in as they did with the kart racer soon after launch. We also know Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will include some sort of co-op. Last week, the PlayStation Store listed the game featuring a 2-4 player multiplayer mode. We don’t know what this is yet but we are hoping its a Crash Bash sort of mini-game mode.
Crash Bandicoot 4 is set to release on 2 October for PS4 and Xbox One. The game will include free upgrades to the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions when the consoles launch later this year.