The ESRB have rated Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time for Xbox Series X, before any such official announcement.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, the game has a list for Xbox Series X on the ESRB, separate from its previous rating for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both possess identical content descriptors, and the rating of E10+.
The game features the return of Dr. Neo Cortex and N.Tropy- tearing the multiverse asunder in the process. Now Crash and Coco must find the Quantum Masks to restore the balance.
Along with each mask granting new powers, such as changing gravity and slowing down time, there are also optional levels with other playable characters. The actions of Cortex, Dingodile, and an alternate-dimension’s Tawna (each with their own moves and playstyle) show new perspectives on events in the main story.
Players can also unlock costumes for Crash and Coco, and N.Verted stages that modify existing levels with unique visual and gameplay altering effects.
The game will likely use the Smart Delivery upgrade system to allow owners of the game on Xbox One to get a digital copy of the Xbox Series X version of the game for free, along with transferring all progress made. Whether the game will come to PlayStation 5 remains to be seen.
The game’s debut was also leaked by a ratings board; Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs specifically.
You can find the full rundown (via the official website) below.
CRASH FOURWARD INTO A TIME SHATTERED ADVENTURE
IT’S ABOUT TIME!
The devious villains Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy have finally escaped their interdimensional prison, leaving an evil scientist sized hole in the universe. Now they’ve got their eyes set on not only simply conquering this dimension, but all dimensions, and it’s up to Crash and Coco to save the day. N. Sanity Beach is where Crash’s adventure first started, and where it begins in Crash 4. But there have definitely been changes since players first saw N. Sanity Beach all those years ago, and throughout Crash 4 you’ll notice changes to gameplay and even the art style.
ALL NEW POWERS
BEND THE RULES OF REALITY
Crash 4 introduces the Quantum Masks, the powerful protectors of time and space. Crash and Coco will need their assistance throughout the game to tackle the crazy challenges that are going to be thrown at gameplayers. Whether it’s Ika-Ika, who gives gamers the ability to instantly flip your center of gravity at the press of a button, Kupuna-Wa, who allows players to slow down time, or Lani-Loli, who allows one to phase-shift elements in and out of existence. Bend the rules of reality and alter your environment with these new masks on your journey to restore order to the multiverse.
Crash Bandicoot games have long been about finding new and interesting ways to play through the adventure. While you can switch between playing as Crash or Coco throughout this game, you’ll also get some fresh perspectives and new gameplay from alternate timeline paths. Learn some new tricks with Neo Cortex’s blaster or reek some havoc with Dingodile’s vacuum gun. On top of that, players can discover the bumpa berry-fueled take on mirror mode – n. Verted mode. This mode offers new ways to experience the game and earn rewards. One dimension could be asking you to traverse through a neon wasteland, while another tasks players with spinning paint all over the environment to see their path forward. Expect all of this n. Sanity – and more – in Crash 4.
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