23 June 2020 12:40
With a bunch of leaks forcing their hand, Activision confirmed the upcoming announcement of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time yesterday. Luckily the wait for the full reveal has not been a long one, with the company dropping the trailer less than 24 hours later. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has a release date on 2nd October 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No word on next-gen support right now, not Switch or PC releases. The year is 1998, and Crash is just happily maxing and relaxing on his island when he stumbles upon one of the Quantum Masks that seems to know Crash's mask friend Aku-Aku! With the four Quantum Masks returning and a bit Quantum Rift appearing, Crash and chums dive in to explore different times and dimensions to stop Neo Cortex, Dr. N.
Tropy and Uka Uka, who've returned from exile. The game has a new, more cartoony art style to it – is it just me or is Crash's mouth really weird and small? – but retains Crash's traditional platforming style. The game is deliberately tapping into the end of the Naughty Dog created trilogy, both in terms of when the story is set, and in terms of the gameplay keeping the focussed, more linear style. Kupuna-Wa, the time mask, and Ika Ika, the gravity mask, are the two that have been revealed so far.