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Monday, June 22, 2020

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Announced

Activision and Toys for Bob announces new Crash Bandicoot game titled Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PS4 and Xbox One.

Riding in success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, a mainline release for iconic platform series Crash Bandicoot was reportedly in works and even got leaked though a rating board listing earlier.

Today at Summer Game Fest, developer Toys for Bob and publisher Activision has officially announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, currently scheduled to arrive on October 2, 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Announced

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An official trailer is released to showcase gameplay and story bits from Crash Bandicoot's next adventure.




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Everyone's beloved orange marsupial is back in a sequel of his original trilogy after long to spin-jumping his way to platforming on consoles. Toys for Bob revamped a lot of original character designs for latest entry of Crash Bandicoot series.

Crash Bandicoot 4 takes place after Crash Bandicoot: Warped, where Crash defeated Doctor Nefarious Tropy and Neo Cortex in order to save his girlfriend Tawna and entire world from being mind-controlled by Cortex Vortex machine.

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Crash, his sister Coco and friends are to embark a journey through time to stop them again to save entire multiverse. Aside from adding new gameplay mechanics, dev team has included an ability to swap between Modern and Retro modes.

Keeping true to original franchise legacy, Toys for Bob added a bunch of new enemy types, hazards and locations. For modern gaming experience, levels are expanded than usual and made rooms for tricks like wall running and such.

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Totally Tubular Skins Pre-Order Bonus

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Crash 4 introduces powerful guardians of space and time known as Quantum Masks that empower heroes to overcome difficult obstacles. One of these masks is from an early video advert for PlayStation from back in November 2019.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time will also be available for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One family of devices like Xbox One X at launch. By purchasing Crash 4 from digital stores, you can get "Totally Tubular" skin pack as pre-order bonus.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Crash Bandicoot 4 Gameplay and Release Date Leaked

Newly leaked images on 4chan reveals gameplay and release date for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

There has been a rumor for long that publisher Activision to greenlit a new game in Crash Bandicoot series to develop soon following success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled in recent years.

Shortly after being leaked from a listing at Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee website, a series of new images from gameplay trailer is revealed for upcoming Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with a release date set for Q4 2020.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 Gameplay and Release Date Leaked

RELATED: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Leaked

Showed up on 4chan imageboard, these (low resolution and detail) leaked images of Crash Bandicoot 4 offers an early peek of what Activision is planning to showcase for upcoming reveal at Summer Game Fest on June 22, 2020.

Three newly designed main characters Crash, his sister Coco and rival Dr. Neo Cortex, all of them are seemingly playable. These screenshots reveals a release date set for October 9 and hints at linear level designs from classic era.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 is apparently following an art style that is very similar to Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Crash is seen in a unique suit that could be one of the new Quantum Mask characters and more on that will be unveiled in future.

One screenshot shows pre-order bonus "Totally Tubular" skin pack for purchasing digital version of the game. Activision also sent jigsaw puzzles to major media outlets, giving signs of a new Crash Bandicoot game announcement.

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Fans have been waiting for about a decade to get a new game from iconic series since Crash: Mind Over Mutant came out in 2008. A promotional video advert for PS4 has teased new Crash Bandicoot game back in November 2019.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is being developed by Toys for Bob for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which is scheduled to arrive on October 9, 2020 with no official confirmation of PC and Nintendo Switch release just yet.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Leaked

A recent leak on Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee reveals Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PS4 and Xbox One.

After an attempt to remake Crash Bandicoot original trilogy for modern-day gaming platforms have met with great success in recent years, rumor starts circling that publisher Activision is interested in reviving 90's popular franchise.

Recent leaked listing from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee reveals Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has been rated for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developed by Toys for Bob, who previously worked on Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Leaked

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Before people start noticing, those listings were removed from any search results for Crash Bandicoot. However, box art of the game confirms that aside from last-gen consoles, Crash Bandicoot 4 will be playable on Xbox Series X as well.

There are no mentions of PC or Nintendo Switch version release unlike N. Sane Trilogy and CTR: Nitro-Fueled. Also, worth noting is that PS4 box art doesn't giveaway any hint of PlayStation 5 launch or supporting cross-gen capability just yet.

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There is a short description featured within leaked listing of Crash Bandicoot 4, briefly detailing its premise.

Crash is relaxing and exploring his island in his time, 1998, when he finds a mysterious mask hidden away in a cave, Lani-Loli. The mask is one of the Quantum Masks and apparently knows Aku-Aku, Crash's mask friend! With the Quantum Masks returning and a Quantum Rift appearing near our heroes, they decide to bravely head through to different times and dimensions to stop whoever is responsible.

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Earlier, Activision has sent a series of jigsaw puzzles to many news media with a note saying, "A little something to help you pass the TIME" and sent from "Your Favorite Bandicoot", which revealed to be a new character resembling Aku-Aku.

These signs are all clear indication of a new Crash Bandicoot game announcement since Activision has sent out mysterious hints to various outlets before revealing Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Spyro Reignited Trilogy in past.

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Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has noted that latest Crash Bandicoot game will be officially revealed at Summer Game Fest on June 22, 2020, while denying any possibility of a Switch version announcement during or anytime soon.

Activision started teasing a new Crash Bandicoot game through a PlayStation 4 promotional video from back in November 2019. An ad from same campaign was later spotted by a Reddit user, which uses a revamped design for Crash.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

Latest PlayStation ad from Sony might have teased brand-new Crash Bandicoot game awaiting reveal.

Debuted back in 90's on PlayStation consoles, Crash Bandicoot franchise almost became an unofficial mascot for Sony's gaming platform and even today, it is largely popular to a wide range of audience due to modern-day remasters.

A recently released live-action commercial by PlayStation featuring renowned characters from many first and third part IPs, most likely has teased a brand-new game from the same series, rumored to be called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

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Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

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At one point at this ad titled "It's Time to Play" (0:11), Crash can be seen racing in his kart with an Aku-Aku mask floating alongside him and another never-before-seen one hovering around villain character Neo Cortex on that same frame.

Given how much it costs to make an advert like that, no will try to sneak in a non-canon mask there without any valid reason. Many have simply overlooked that small detail but then started spinning out ideas about it when noticed.

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Nicholas Kole, artist for Activision owned subsidiary developer studio Toys for Bob then Retweeted the following.


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Kole previously posted on Twitter and then quickly deleted an image that seems like a character art from an unannounced project. He then suspiciously shared an image from the ad pointing out that mystery mask by a fellow a Twitter user.

Shortly afterwards, a fan on Reddit noticed a print ad for Crash Bandicoot on a bus as part of same campaign for PlayStation brand. They used modern rendition of his character model that is slightly revamped to look similar to PS original design.

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Crash Bandicoot Large Print Ad

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Then another leak from a source came out a while ago that originally broke news of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remakes ahead of any official reveal, which suggests the game is reportedly being called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

Currently under development by Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions as a semi open-world game like Super Mario 3D World, it would possibly unveil at The Game Awards 2019 on 13 December, 2019 with a timed PlayStation 4 exclusivity.