Following the successful Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remaster, Activision and developer Toys for Bob has just announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time at the Summer Game Fest. Yes, this is the first new mainline Crash Bandicoot game in over 10 years!
Watch the trailer for Crash Bandicoot 4 here:
Technically, ‘It’s About Time’ is the eighth installment in the Crash Bandicoot series– so why is it called Crash 4 then? According to developer Toys for Bob, this game is a direct follow-up to the first three Crash Bandicoot games that were developed by Naughty Dog (and subsequently remastered by Activision in the N.Sane Trilogy). Aside from featuring a story that directly follows the events of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, It’s About Time will also feature gameplay that is true to the series’ roots.
Of course, this doesn’t mean Crash 4 wont’ bring anything new to the table. In the reveal trailer for the game, it was shown that Coco and Doctor Neo Cortex will be playable in the game! Aside from this new gameplay addition, Crash 4 also features an updated art style compared to the Crash Bandictoo N.Sane Trilogy.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time releases on the PS4 and Xbox One on October 2, 2020.