After years and years of entries that attempted however typically didn’t fairly seize the magic of the unique trilogy, we’re truly getting a correct Crash Bandicoot 4. Crash 4: It’s About Time comes from builders Toys for Bob, who’ve a protracted historical past with platformers, most not too long ago tackling the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
With our first look at Crash Bandicoot 4 gameplay and details, we noticed a number of the varied time-hopping locales Crash and Coco will enterprise off to. Because of a bit of latest, unique footage, which you’ll watch within the video breakdown beneath, we will additionally see how a degree will movement, and most of the new strikes, concepts, and returning gameplay methods Crash Four will convey later this 12 months.
This pirate-themed degree takes Crash from the seaside shore by means of a seeming pirate cove to a cavernous end-of-level treasure space. And, fortunately, a whole lot of the staples of the Crash expertise seem intact, which Toys for Bob has mentioned is a key part of why they referred to as this Crash 4. Wumpa, Aku Aku, Nitro, and TNT crates all return as collectibles and hazards world wide.
There’s additionally a number of new crates thrown into the combination, together with one which spits hearth in a number of instructions, in addition to a golden Wumpa fruit crate on the finish of the extent.
Talking of the top of the extent, in true Crash unique trilogy kind, we’ve acquired a crate counter tallying your success in aiming to 100% the extent by smashing each crate in sight. It’s a well-known touchstone, however an necessary one. And one other seemingly returning facet is time trials, as a stopwatch seems firstly of the extent. Toys for Bob’s Lou Studdert in an interview with IGN advised us the group is concentrated on actually enriching Crash Four with replayability in the identical approach that gamers may discover causes to maintain going again to ranges within the unique Crash video games.
In fact, this time, they’re working with fashionable console know-how, and the spectacular element and design work proves it. There’s an amazing little bit of character enemy habits early on, as Crash spin-slaps a foe into one among these new enemies sporting whirlwinds round them, which causes that foe to arc on the wind and take out one other enemy. Combo kills in Crash have at all times been a pleasure to find, and this one hopefully hints at some intriguing combos to come back.
The scope of the degrees can also be showcased within the center, rope-sliding part, which presents a take a look at one among Crash’s fundamental new methods. However as he’s sliding and flipping round these ropes, you’ll be able to see far more of the extent unfurl beneath him. There’s a complete collection of platforming challenges for Crash to face on the decrease deck of this degree, and it speaks to Toys for Bob’s efforts to supply expansive, bigger ranges than the unique trilogy may.
And final however not least, I simply actually wished to level out this crate with a shark on it. Is there a shark within the crate, is it a crate that can finally home a shark, or is it a crate stuffed with meals, toys, or costumes for sharks?
Crash Four will take the collection to new worlds on October 2, when It’s About Time involves PS4 and Xbox One. For extra on Crash 4, check out the initial reveal trailer, and study different major gameplay details set for the sequel.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior Information Editor, Host of Podcast Past!, and lifelong Crash Bandicoot participant. Speak to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.
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