Slip into some jorts and get ready for a throwback because the sequel we’ve been waiting 22 years for has finally been confirmed. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a direct sequel to the beloved trilogy on the original PlayStation, picking up right where 1998’s Crash Bandicoot: Warped left off. Read on for all the details, including that all-important release date.
The spinning marsupial will return to PlayStation 4 on 2 October 2020. Being a direct sequel to the 90s trilogy, Crash 4 is bringing back that vintage 3D platforming action which means a lot of spinning, jumping, and chomping Wumpa fruit. If you want a hit of that 90s nostalgia right now, you can pick up Vicarious Visions’ Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy (which itself inspired another amazing remake) or check out their upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remake.
While Crash 4 developers Toys For Bob are shooting for that classic feel, they’re bringing plenty of new ideas to the table as well. In the trailer, we can see some exciting new moves have been added to Crash’s repertoire, including wall running, rope swinging, and grinding on rails like Disney’s Tarzan.
As the name suggests, Crash Bandicoot 4 is all about time. Specifically, it’s about stopping the villainous Dr Neo Cortex from getting his hands on it, and to do that Crash and Coco will need to have some new powers up their sleeves. Enter the Quantum Masks, four guardians of space and time who will aid our heroes on their quest. We’ve already got glimpses at two of these masks – Kupuna-Wa, which slows time, and Ika Ika, which allows our heroes to defy gravity.
We can’t wait to see what other powers lie in store when the full game launches later this year. If you can’t get enough of that platforming nostalgia, here are seven great platformers you’ve (probably) forgotten about.