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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2 while Switch and PC versions are probably coming in 2021, but that's yet to be confirmed. The game picks up right where Crash Bandicoot: Warped left off, Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy are now free from their penitentiary, and it’s up to Crash, Coco, and friends to go across time and space to stop these three from not only taking over the world, but the entire multiverse.
It’s About Time ⏰ for a brand-wumping new #CrashBandicoot game! 🤪 Crash fourward into a time-shattering adventure in Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time. Available October 2, 2020 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-Order Now. pic.twitter.com/bFtrnnFahR— Crash Bandicoot (@CrashBandicoot) June 22, 2020
Along with keeping that nostalgic feel, Toys for Bob is also tailoring the game for past, present, and new Crash fans alike through a reimagined and updated art style, new gameplay mechanics, and the ability to switch between Modern and Retro modes. Aiding Crash and Coco on their quest is a series of new face coverings known as the Quantum Masks. These four guardians of space-time lend their power to the bandicoots as they run, jump, stomp, spin, and collect fruit all over the place. So far developer Toys For Bob has only revealed two of the masks. There’s the Time Mask, which slows time when worn, and the Gravity Mask, which flip-flops gravity when equipped. As demonstrated in the screenshot below, Crash’s outfit changes when wearing a mask. It’s About Time is set to become the first Crash game in over 10 years and as the name suggests - it will be a direct sequel to the original PlayStation 1 trilogy, which is now known for its remake - Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
Players take control of the characters of Crash and Coco Bandicoot in order to traverse levels and reach the goal of the stage.Traditional elements of the series return, including various traps and obstacles to overcome, enemies that can be defeated in certain manners (such as jumping on them), and boxes that can be smashed open for items, some of which act as checkpoints that players restart at when their character dies. Unlike previous entries, players can switch between Crash and Coco at anytime during a level, with both having the same moveset as each other, and can make use of four different special masks to overcome more complex problems—an example is a mask that allows players to slow down time. At times, players can also control Doctor Neo Cortex, the game's antagonist, in order to traverse levels, making use of gadgets to overcome traps and obstacles.
A recent press release revealed extra details about what players can expect.
"conflicts of cosmic proportions, discovering expansive new worlds, unexpected allies, larger-than-life boss battles and powerful new Quantum Masks that must be united to restore order to the multiverse.”
“They’ll be able to play as Crash or Coco on their journey to save the multiverse, and new playable characters, including the fiendish Neo Cortex, will also emerge to provide an alternative perspective on our hero bandicoots’ quest to defeat their nefarious nemeses.”