You can preorder the … After facing and defeating Cortex, N. Tropy betrays him and reveals that he and his new partner (later revealed to be a female version of N. Tropy from Tawna's universe) are going to remake the multiverse and subsequently erase Cortex, Crash, Coco and the Masks from existence. It's About Time is slated for October 2nd and is available for pre-order on consoles right now. Over 10 years have passed since the last Crash Bandicoot game released — making it about time for the original Sony mascot to come back and redeem himself after his franchise pushed out a few lackluster offerings. [3][4][5] The game's story follows Crash Bandicoot and his sister Coco, aided by their former enemy Dingodile and an alternate-dimension counterpart of Crash's old girlfriend Tawna, as they recover the all-powerful Quantum Masks in a bid to prevent Doctor Neo Cortex and Doctor Nefarious Tropy from enslaving the multiverse. Crash is relaxing and exploring his island in his time, 1998, when he finds a mysterious mask hidden away in a cave, Lani-Loli. [15][16], Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time was written by Mandy Benanav and features a score composed by Walter Mair. Crash fourward into a brand-wumping new adventure with your favorite marsupials. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a 3D platforming video game published by Activision, developed by Toys for Bob and is the eighth mainline title in the Crash Bandicoot series.. In the verdict section of his review, Dornbush found Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time to be respectful of the series that came before it as well as "giving it the modern update it needed" with the addition of new gameplay elements, deeper characters and a "beautiful look. Crash and Coco find two more of the Quantum Masks, named Akano and Kupuna-Wa, and defeat N. Gin and N. Brio. Dingodile primarily makes use of a vacuum gun, which can be used to suck up and fire enemies and objects. Crash Bandicoot 4 reveal: Confirmed for October release. His latest effort rips open a hole in the fabric of space and time, and causes him to pass out. Toys for Bob, known for the Skylanders games, has taken on development for Crash Bandicoot 4. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on October 2. In addition, certain levels feature two separate variations, each of which features their own layout of hazards, enemies and objects – main story and "alternate timeline". According to the official Crash Bandicoot 4 website, the plot has Crash and Coco chasing after the villains Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy, who have escaped their interdimensional prison and are trying to conquer the universe. [36] In France, the game reached #1 in digital sales for the week of 28 September – 4 October 2020, with just three days' worth of sales. The game will be available only on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles at launch. Spyro and Crash Have Always Been Tied Together There have been a number of follow-ups since then, but publisher Activision seemed to have given up on Crash. About Crash 4: It’s About Time. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on October 2, 2020. Aku Aku, Uka Uka's twin brother, senses the disturbance in space and time and quickly rushes Crash to N. Sanity Island's main peak. [5] Following their defeat at the hands of Crash Bandicoot in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Uka Uka attempts to liberate himself and Doctors Neo Cortex and Nefarious Tropy from their prison in the past. A set of images from the already leaked Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time have also found their way online, revealing new gameplay details and an imminent 2020 release date. Upon arriving, he comes across Lani-Loli, whom Aku Aku recognizes as one of the Quantum Masks – four ancient witch doctor masks that have great power over space and time, and who would only appear if something has opened up the multiverse. Gameplay is similar to that of Naughty Dog's games, according to VentureBeat, but the playable characters — including Neo, Dingodile and Coco (whom you can play for the entire game if you want) — will have some abilities they did not have before. This seems to indicate Toys for Bob is chasing the playability and success of the original trilogy. At the same time, Dingodile, who recently retired from villainy to run his own restaurant, finds himself caught up in the chaos when his business is burned down by a rival restaurant and he is sucked into another dimension by a spacial disruption. With recent efforts by Activision to return both series to their roots and the well-received release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, it's time for Spyro to receive a true fourth entry to the series after 20 years. The game was teased on 18 June 2020, when several reporters were sent a jigsaw puzzle that revealed a new, mysterious mask character. [17][18], Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time received "generally favorable" reviews on both platforms, according to review aggregator Metacritic. Cortex makes use of a raygun that not only can be used to attack, but which can be used to transform enemies into platforms – solid, bouncy and gaseous – along with being able to perform a forward dash. Crash and Coco will need their assistance throughout the game to tackle the crazy challenges that are going to be thrown at gameplayers. It's About Time places players in control of five playable characters as they traverse multiple levels, each filled with enemies, crates, Wumpa fruit and hazards, with the objective being to get from the start point to the goal as with the original trilogy. Now, you'll note the release date falls pretty close to the launch window of the next-generation consoles coming out from Sony and Microsoft, but there's no word yet on whether Crash Bandicoot 4 will get ported to PS5 and Xbox Series X. Crash 4 introduces the Quantum Masks, the powerful protectors of time and space. The game adds new elements to the traditional gameplay of the series, including the use of powers provided by the Quantum Masks, which can alter levels and provide means to traverse or overcome obstacles. Tawna, while maintaining some moves used by Crash and Coco, makes use of a grappling hook to hit objects from long distances.[10][11]. Some fans think there hasn't been a good game in the series since Naughty Dog stopped creating Crash games following the third installment. Unlike the other recent Crash releases, this is no remake of previous marsupial exploits. However, after taking a celebratory trip to a futuristic city, Cortex betrays the group and steals Kupuna-Wa, using her to travel back in time to 1996, before the events of his first bid for world domination in an attempt to avert Crash's creation. Activision confirmed today that Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time is being released in 2020 on PS4 and Xbox One. The game was first properly teased on the 18th of June 2020, where several video game news reporters were sent jigsaw puzzles that revealed a new, mysterious mask character. Toys for Bob has released two trailers for Crash Bandicoot 4 to-date: the Announcement Trailer and a Gameplay Trailer on Aug. 6. It also includes additional game modes for replaying levels, and the ability to control five characters in the game, three of whom – Tawna, Dingodile and Cortex – have their own unique gameplay and levels. The game is releasing on PS4 and Xbox One on October 2, 2020, with no word on … As of writing, there is no word on a new Crash Bandicoot 4 PC release date. He also called the ability to play as Cortex "a nice twist", citing his "tricky" platforming and his "difficult to master" dash move citing its momentary window coming out of the dash where the player can adjust for over- or undershooting the target, saying that mastering this is "crucial" but "feels pretty great" when pulled off correctly. As the Quantum Masks banish him to the end of the universe, the past Cortex proceeds with the experiment, preparing to brainwash the past Crash with the Cortex Vortex; the present Crash accidentally destroys the Vortex's power source, causing it to malfunction and reject his past self, thereby ensuring his own creation. [6][7] The game received generally favorable reviews from critics and was deemed to be a return to form for the franchise, with praise being directed towards its graphics and visual style, as well as its combination of established and original game mechanics. Crash Bandicoot 4 Release Date. According to the leaked images, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time will launch on October 9, 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One. It was confirmed during the June 22 reveal that Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time would be released on October 2, 2020. Ending the review, Tapsell called the original trilogy "finicky" but also "wonderfully, intoxicatingly moreish", qualities he found Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time had in spades. [35] In Japan, the PlayStation 4 version sold 10,437 physical copies within its first week of release, making it the fifth best-selling retail game of the week in the country. Play Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time and save the day with Crash and Coco in the next chapter of the Crash Bandicoot™ series. This will be a linear platform-style game with 2D and 3D areas and plenty of jumping and dodging. [34] The game made #2 in the UK digital charts. They are basically difficult puzzle rooms that he called "super creative" and "devious." The game will be available for digital download via your consoles online store, and you can still pick up a physical copy if that's your jam. Levels feature a variety of gems that can be collected – alongside smashing all the crates in a level, gems can be found in hidden in the scenery, from collecting three increasingly significant amounts of Wumpa fruit during a playthrough, and from not dying too many times. CRASH BANDICOOT 4 PS4 AND XBOX ONE RELEASE DATE. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time marks the first original entry in the series for over ten years, when Mind Over Mutant was released on PS2, the Wii and Xbox 360. Lani spots a rift and suspects there is trouble, leading to Crash and his sister Coco agreeing to follow him across the multiverse and find the other Quantum Masks, while combating the chaos Cortex is creating. Developed by Toys For Bob, Crash Bandicoot 4 is set with a release date of October 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. @JackWebb92. Pre-Order. This is … Unlike many titles, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has enjoyed a solid release date of Oct. 2, 2020 since its June 2020 reveal. Crash 4 will be bigger than ever / Activision/ Toys for Bob. Ultimately, he is unsuccessful in both convincing his past self to abandon the experiment and killing the present Crash, Coco and Aku Aku, who followed him from the future. Assuming this information is … [13] Levels can be replayed via a world map – akin to that of the first game – in order to complete any remaining gem challenges, undertake time trials – focusing on reaching the goal in the quickest time, with aid of special crates – or completing them in N. Verted mode, a mirrored version with unique properties, such as taking place underwater or being a blank canvas that needs to be painted. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time was announced earlier this year and launches today, October 2, 2020 on PS4 and Xbox One. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time hits consoles on October 2, 2020, and pre-orders are available now. At the time of writing, the game hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by Activision. Cortex and N. Tropy swiftly escape, abandoning Uka Uka, and discover that the rift they use links their universe to the rest of the multiverse, and decide to make use of it to conquer all dimensions. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time also introduces a new style of play: inverted mode. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time takes players to the place where Crash's first adventure started, N. Sanity Beach — but the setting is changed. Reeves, like Dornbush, enjoyed the new masks, saying that he was "impressed" with how the masks "add new wrinkles" to the gameplay that feels true to the spirit of the franchise. Following an epilogue narrated by Crash detailing the fates and whereabouts of the game's characters, Cortex's relaxation is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Uka Uka. The game was dedicated to the memory of Aku Aku's original voice actor Mel Winkler, who died earlier in the same year. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be out on October 2nd, 2020 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Collecting all the gems in a level unlocks one of 28 skins that Crash and Coco can use, and which players can switch between at any time during the game. Unlike many titles, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has enjoyed a solid release date of Oct. 2, 2020 since its June 2020 reveal. Along with classic gameplay that continues the story of Crash and Coco saving the world from evil across time and space, this sequel to the original trilogy … Each character features their own unique playstyle and moves to overcoming obstacles and completing their levels. The art style was inspired by previous games, as well as the animated cartoons that inspired the first titles. Crash Bandicoot release time and release date. Each mask has a specific property that dictates how it can help players overcome obstacles – for example, phasing objects in and out of existence. As you can see, the title doesn't hark back to the most recent installments, but the Naughty Dog-developed versions. Players now have the ability to wall-run, rope-swing, rail-grind, and zipline. by James Mattone on September 14, 2020. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 2 October 2020. [33], The game made #1 in the UK sales charts, selling 1,000 copies more than Star Wars: Squadrons, but physical sales were 80% less than Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Crash gets new skins to earn as well. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time received "generally favorable" reviews on both platforms, according to review aggregator Metacritic. The follow-up to the classic Crash trilogy is set to release on October 2. Locations are set to include a zombie fishing village and prehistoric era with dinosaurs. [8] The game features two different game modes for players to engage in: Retro Mode, which focuses on the use of limited lives that require players to find additional ones during levels and forces them to restart a level should they run out; and Modern Mode, which replaces lives with a death counter that keeps track on each death in a level by its respective playable character. The release of the game is just around the corner. Players can collect the tapes in different levels as long as they have made it to that point without dying. The Crash leaks continue: this time it's images and a release date. What's Crash 4's release date? The Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time demo is about to be released on PS4 and Xbox One. I'm writing the new Crash Bandicoot. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available for the suggested retail price in the U.S. of $59.99 on October 2, 2020. The game is the eighth main installment in the Crash Bandicoot series, a sequel to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, taking place after the events of Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Finally, we now have an official Crash Bandicoot 4 release date as another leaked image marks it for October 9. In these levels, the characters are aided further by special masks, each of which is rescued during the story and who offers their powers – each level features at least one such mask being available to help traverse obstacles during certain segments, appearing before the player enters and leaving when the segment is traversed. Purchasing the game digitally will grant you the Totally Tubular Skins (available at launch), which puts Crash and Coco into some digs that shows off their radical roots. The Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time release date isn’t yet known. A furious Cortex agrees to team up with the bandicoots and the three rescue the last Quantum Mask, Ika-Ika, and eventually meet up with Dingodile and Tawna. [12] Players can also collect VHS tapes in levels that unlock bonus Flashback levels, taking place before and after the events of the original game. The gameplay trailer notes that the title is intended to re-introduce players to Crash and his friends while retaining the perspective-shifting platforming of the originals. "[28], In his review for Game Informer, Ben Reeves enjoyed the more responsive controls, saying he "loved bounding from one precarious platform to the next", but noted that the game's precise platforming required practice and that the "thrill of mastering" some of Crash 4's more challenging parts is tempered by some of the game's "deadliest pitfalls", which "come out of the blue". Also, there's been no announcement about whether the title will eventually come to PCs or even the Nintendo Switch — but the N. Sane Trilogy was available on both those platforms, so there's hope! Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time confirmed and the release date is near. [23], Reviewing the game for Eurogamer, Chris Tapsell called the game "plenty faithful" to the series, including the difficulty, which he called "tough as nails". To ensure success, the pair create the Rift Generator, a generator capable of opening other space-time rifts and recruit aid from Doctors N. Gin and Nitrus Brio to provide an army in anticipation of their enemies' interference. Once you unlock it, you'll be able to play through the levels again — only the look and feel will be different, and each level may require some creative solutions, such as paint-slinging. Together, the team successfully track down and defeat the two N. Tropies and the Quantum Masks destroy the Rift Generator, sealing all the space-time disruptions. 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