Activision and Toys for Bob have announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Crash Bandicoot 4's story picks up right after the events of Crash Bandcioot: Warped, the last entry developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation 1, with Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Tropy, and Uka Uka trapped on a faraway planet. The trio worked for decades figure out a way to tear apart the fabric of space-time to return to the past.
Unlike the original three games made by Naughty Dog, Cortex is a playable character in specific levels that are designed just for him. You’ll find these stages across the dimensional map. Cortex can’t jump like the bandicoots, but can dash quickly forward and use other devices to aid him along the way. Other characters are also playable, but they won’t be unveiled until closer to launch.
Another new addition centers on the masks. The trailer shows of two of the four Quantum masks named Ika-Ika and Kupuna-Wa, both deal with time manipulation.
“In the classic games, once you touch a Nitro crates, you died,” says Paul Yan, Toys for Bob’s chief creative officer and co-studio head. “Using the Kupuna-Wa mask, she’s able to slow things down so much that you are able to touch a Nitro crates and escape the explosion. The player will need to be strategic to determine when to use that power to get past those crates.”
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will release on October 2 for PS4 and Xbox One.
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