Activision has released the first proper look at the new Crash Bandicoot game and it looks surprisingly old school.
It’s been rumoured for years, it’s been leaked multiple times, and now Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has finally been announced.
And despite rumours that the new game might be taking an open world approach it still looks very similar to the remakes, not just in terms of graphics but the old school gameplay.
Not only is there lots of running into and out of the screen but there’s even some 2D gameplay sections, to keep things as close as possible to the originals.
There have been many more than four Crash Bandicoot games before but 1998’s Crash Bandicoot: Warped was the last entry to be made by The Last Of Us developer Naughty Dog and was called Crash Bandicoot 3 in Europe.
None of the subsequent, non-Naughty Dog games were numbered sequels so this one is clearly trying to disassociate itself from those and present itself as the first true sequel since the 90s.
Developer Toys for Bob are a safe pair of hands for such an endeavour, as they not only produced the N. Sane Trilogy remakes but also many of the Skylanders games, which despite the toys-to-life gimmick were actually pretty good 3D platformers – with 2016’s Skylanders: Imaginators having a very credible Crash Bandicoot level.
The theme of Crash Bandicoot 4 is time travel, although it’s the four quantum masks that seem to change the gameplay the most.
Two of these have been unveiled so far, with the time one allowing you to slow time down to jump on platforms and avoid nitro crates, while the gravity mask lets you flip the direction of gravity.
It’s implied there will be multiple playable characters, with the initial trailer confirming that Coco can be used instead of Crash whenever you want, but will have the same moveset.
Doctor Cortex will have a completely different set of abilities though, including a ray gun that can transform objects into either normal platforms or bouncy ones.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be released on 2 October for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with no mention yet of any other versions.
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