‘Crash Bandicoot 4’ Trailer and Release Date: “It’s About Time”

Activision / Toys for Bob

Crash finally has his official fourth full-game title on the way!

The trailer has arrived for the next chapter in the much-loved Crash Bandicoot franchise, the appropriately named Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time.

Set for a PlayStation 4 release on October 2nd, the new game will pick up from where the third game, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, left off. Neo, Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy are now free from their penitentiary, and it’s up to Crash, Coco, and friends to go across time and space to stop these three from not only taking over the world, but the entire multiverse.

It sounds like developer Toys for Bob has decided to not fix what ain’t broke, but instead add new features and updated art styles for fans past and present. There are new gameplay mechanics and, interestingly, the ability to switch between Modern and Retro modes, which can change it up for those wanting more old-school platforming or those wanting a little more forgiving of an experience.

Various levels will hold specific points where gamers can explore a subsequent level within it, plus characters have more than running, spinning and jumping at their disposal, with wall running, rail grinding, and rope swinging on offer as well.

One thing being mentioned that I’m intrigued by: Quantum Masks – four powerful “guardians of space and time that give our heroes the power to bend the rules of reality and conquer dangerous obstacles in exciting new ways.” Yep, essentially that means that there will be time-slowing and world-flipping throughout the game, too.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available on October 2, 2020.

Activision / Toys for Bob

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