Activision and Toys for Bob have announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be heading to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
While an ESRB rating for the game on Xbox Series X had been discovered in October 2020, the other platforms were completely unknown. The game’s debut was also leaked by a ratings board; Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs specifically.
On next-gen platforms. the game boasts 4K resolution, faster loading times, and other improvements. Those who already own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the next generation for free; except in Japan. The game will be available on PC via Battle.net. Those who buy the game digitally will unlock the Totally Tubular Skins early.
The game features Dr. Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy destroying the fabric of reality itself; leading to an adventure across numerous worlds and times. Players control Crash or Coco with the powers of the Quantum Masks, along with Dr. Cortex, Dingodile, and an alternate reality version of Tawna. Players can also rechallenge stages in N.Verted mode, with unique visual styles.
You can find the New Platforms trailer below.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and March 12th, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and coming soon to Windows PC (via Battle.net). In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)
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.