The release of the remastered versions of the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy took fans by surprise. Gamers waiting for PlayStation’s first mascot to run, jump, and spin his way onto the console were ecstatic. Rumors began about a Crash Bandicoot 4.
The remaster captured what made those original titles so great; a bouncing soundtrack, intense and challenging levels, cute characters. It did all of that while bringing the graphics up to modern standards, and adding an extra level or two.
As the saying goes, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it– and the newly announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, by developers Toys for Bob, will follow that axiom. The sales of the trilogy must have been acceptable, because the new game looks like more of the same. I mean that in a good way. Activision were more than likely testing the waters with that release, and its good to see fans still supporting franchises with which they grew up.
Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time (even the title gives a sense of the game’s humor, like Ratchet & Clank‘s older titles) will have Crash time-hopping. Favorite characters are back, including Neo Cortex, N. Tropy, Coco, Aku Aku, and, of course, the titular marsupial. They will exist in a “re-imagined and updated art-style”, but the characteristics that made the games unique will remain.
New characters, known only as Quantum Masks, will bestow new powers on the player, like wall-running and rail-grinding. The player can press a button to swap out Coco and Crash, but they will also have the chance to control another character for the first time — Neo Cortex (Not counting crash twinsanity), though only at specific points. By purchasing the game digitally players will receive the Totally Tubular Skins pack, which has Crash and Coco in 90’s era clothes.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will release on October 2nd, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more reviews and gaming news you can keep up to date at Informed Pixel. Want to speak to the team and interact with other gamers? You can do so over on the Informed Pixel Facebook page or on the Informed Pixel Twitter account.