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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time officially announced

Published: 15:38, 22 June 2020
Updated: 16:54, 22 June 2020
Activision
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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, hot, hot, hot!

Sony and Toys for Bob have officially unveiled Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time and everyone's favourite marsupial launches on October 2, 2020. It was about time, right?

We're not getting into how much time has passed since the last Crash because it makes us feel really old, but the name Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a wordplay on that exact sentiment, as well as a fact - the game is about time. 

The plot revolves around a gigantic hole in the universe that Crash and Coco are trying to plug by reuniting the four Quantum Masks. These are exciting new additions to the game and have their own names and personalities.

For instance, Kupuna-Wa, a.k.a. the time mask, lets Crash slow down time to a crawl, which lets him get past obstacles, including nitro crates, which would've previously sent you sky-high. 

The second Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time mask is Ika Ika, a.k.a. the gravity mask, and it will let you flip the direction of gravity. Whenever you see Crash on the ceiling in the trailer - you know what it's about.

Asked to comment on balancing old-style gameplay versus new style and open-world, Toys for Bob said that Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time encourages exploration and puts more focus on collection and combat. 

Nevertheless, the team took great care to deliver the traditional Crash Bandicoot experience, and they spent a lot of time finding that magic in the earlier games.

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time lets you play different characters, although Crash and Coco have an identical set of moves. Dr. Neo Cortex, however, is a more cerebral character, sporting a ray gun that can transmogrify enemies into platforms and such. 

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Crash is back

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, flip gravity? Sure!

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