Today Activision officially announced, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, a direct canonical sequel to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped and the first brand new Crash game in a decade. The latest entry in the series is set to be released on October 2, 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One for $59.99.
It’s been 22 years since the third entry in the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy was released, with fans of the series having to get by on remasters and racing spin-offs for the past two decades. Spyro Reignited trilogy developer Toys for Bob is the team behind the brand new adventure that is set immediately after the end of the Naughty Dog developed trilogy, and the new studio is made up of a group of longtime Crash fans.
Watch the trailer for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time below.
Following up on the events at the end of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, the new adventure sees the nefarious Dr. N. Tropy, Neo Cortex, and Uka Uka escape from the remote planet they were banished to. Now that they’re back and as evil as ever, they’re not just after Crash and his world, but the entire multiverse. And for the first time ever players will get to see the world from Neo Cortex’s perspective as they take control of him alongside Crash and Coco.
The game will feature a brand new gorgeous art style, as well as new platforming moves while staying true to the basic platforming principles of the original trilogy. Players can use wall-running and grinding rails to get around enemies, as well as four new Quantum Masks and the special powers they grant to “bend the rules of reality” when making their way through difficult terrain.
Two of the four new Quantum Masks were unveiled in the trailer: Kupuna-Wa aka the Time Mask, which “slows down time to allow for even more precise movements,” and the Ika Ika aka the Gravity Mask, “who allows for platforming upside down despite the regular laws of physics!”
There’s no word at this time on whether or not Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be released on PC or Nintendo Switch.