Just N.Time for Fall – Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time

It’s about time for Crash Bandicoot – the orange spin-jumping and dancing marsupial – to return in a sequel to his original trilogy, fittingly named Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time, coming this fall to PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, and the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X.   

This is the first brand-new Crash Bandicoot game in over ten years; an epic and absurd platforming adventure completely built from the ground up, and a true successor to the original trilogy!    

Yes, we’re fur real: Crash is back, and it’s about time… Or more specifically, our bandicoot is here with his friends to protect the fate of the entire space-time continuum across the multiverse!   

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On October 2nd, 2020, join Crash, Coco and friends across time and space to stop Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Tropy, and other nefarious forces from not only taking over the world, but the entire multiverse.       

Here’s our 4-ward looking statement at this sequel:   

The Very Model of a Modern Major Marsupial

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the first original entry in the Crash franchise in over a decade and is a direct sequel to the original trilogy over 20 years in the making.   

The core experience of what makes Crash Bandicoot games so entertaining – an intense and hilarious 3D platforming experience defined by a certain marsupial’s brash attitude – remains faithfully intact, but with a number of new twists: This includes a reimagined and updated art style, new gameplay mechanics, and innovative abilities, like being able to switch between Modern and Retro modes of play: These are all features that allow longtime fans and new players alike to enjoy Crash’s latest adventure!   

You can see this reflected in the game’s reveal trailer and screenshots. Visually, Toys for Bob is introducing a fresh take on Crash, his friends, his enemies, and the landscapes around them with a new art style. While staying true to the franchise’s zany spirit, expect to see new worlds, lush vistas, and an absurd variety of enemies and hazards in a style and visual fidelity fit for the modern gaming experience.

Face Your Foes: Quantum Masks

Crash and Coco are still jumping, spinning, and wumping around as they are known for, but don’t think they’ve sat around with nary a new trick up their (lack of) sleeves!

New to Crash Bandicoot 4 are the Quantum Masks: four powerful guardians of space and time that give our heroes the power to bend the rules of reality and conquer dangerous obstacles in exciting new ways.

Out of these four masks, two are introduced within the launch trailer: Kupuna-Wa (the Time Mask), who slows down time to allow for even more precise movements, and the Ika Ika (the Gravity Mask), who allows for platforming upside down despite the regular laws of physics!

Mind Expanding: Neo Cortex Control!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the mad man in the eternal struggle between bad science and a Bandicoot? Now you’ll get your chance!

Not only can you tackle some fiendish platforming challenges as Crash or Coco, but during your quest to save the multiverse, you’ll also control newly playable characters, like the cunning Neo Cortex, to gain alternate perspectives into how our bandicoot heroes are saving the world one shimmy dance at a time.

That’s not to mention a host of new and enhanced features, as well as larger-than-life boss battles and new platforming tricks like wall running, rail grinding, and rope swinging, that are packed into this love letter to Crash fans by Crash fans at developer Toys for Bob.

Pre-Orders Live Now – Get it on Digital for Totally Tubular Skins!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available for the suggested retail price in the U.S. of $59.99 on October 2, 2020.

Purchasing the game digitally will grant you the Totally Tubular Skins (available at launch), which puts Crash and Coco into some digs that shows off their radical roots.


If you also think that It’s About Time that another original Crash game is getting released, then you can pre-order the game now at www.crashbandicoot.com/crash4

 For more information on the Crash Bandicoot™ franchise, please visit www.crashbandicoot.com and follow @CrashBandicoot on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, as well as developer Toys for Bob on Twitter and Instagram.

Shatter Time and Space with new gameplay unveiled in Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time

Dingodile is Back… And He’s Playable!

After retiring his old ways of villainy, Dingodile settled down to live his life-long dream of owning and operating a diner… Only to have it destroyed before his very eyes, and for him to be sucked into another dimension.

Well, It’s About Time for him to find out what went wrong. In Crash 4 you’ll be able to play levels as Dingodile to alter the storytelling perspective and discover some fun new mechanics, similar to the Neo Cortex levels that have been discussed previously. Dingodile can use his vacuum gun to hover and suck up TNT crates to launch at enemies, as well as indulge in some crocodile tail-spinning fun.

Consider these fun alternative perspectives of the Bandicoot’s quest to save the multiverse… Or more importantly, Dingodile’s ill-fated diner.

Earnable Skins (er… furs?) to Show Off Your Achievements

During the original trilogy, Crash and Coco sometimes donned outfits to blend into their time period or environment, such as biker jackets for motorcycle races or scuba gear for water levels.

For It’s About Time, these fun cosmetic changes for Crash and Coco can now be earned – and used across all levels – by completing in-game challenges and earning gems.

It’s About Time Demo Available This Weekend, Return of Tawna Bandicoot, Flashback Tapes Revealed

Snow Way Out (Cortex Timeline)

The final hands-on experience is Snow Way Out. However, this timeline features Neo Cortex as the playable character!

Because It’s About Time, this alternate perspective will put you in the shoes of the villainous Dr. Neo Cortex, who can turn enemies into platforms or gelatinous cubes to bounce on. He can also dash on the ground or in mid-air to cross chasms that would otherwise send him to his doom.

Venturing along this section of the main Snow Way Out path is a completely unique and separate experience, where you’ll see just how the Doctor narrowly missed on catching those pesky Bandicoots, before going down a slightly altered, more difficult and Wumpa Fruit filled, path as Crash.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 Youtooz Collectibles

MSRP: $29.99

Working collaboratively with the Crash Bandicoot creative team, Youtooz styled the iconic looks of Crash, Tawna, Coco, and Dr. Neo Cortex for a limited number of collectible figurines. As with all Youtooz drops, once the Crash Bandicoot collection sells out, it will never be re-made, making the set a must have for any Crash fan. The four Crash Bandicoot figures can now be pre-ordered and will be shipping in March 2021.

Pre-order at Youtooz.com here.

Crash Bandicoot On the Run!™ Live Now

Take On Legendary Locations and Bosses

Tighten those laces, Bandicoots. A variety of running challenges await our heroes, starting at the Wumpa Archipelago. This vast landscape features classic levels like Turtle Woods and Temple Ruins, as well as branching paths. Will you brave the depths of Sewer or Later or take a mad dash through the Snow Go winter wonderland?

Attempting to stop you in your tracks are the most nefarious of villains: Dingodile, Doctor N. Gin, and Doctor Neo Cortex himself, to name a few. Build up your arsenal of weapons and take them on in epic boss battles. Toss bombs that rattle Nitro Crab in his shell, sloosh the Frosty Ant Drone out of his lane using serums, and humiliate Nitro Neo Cortex with a double whammy of the Ray Gun and Bazooka.

Play through the main adventure or test your skills in other game modes like time trials or the endless runner mode. Even in their quest to bash Cortex’s minions back to their own dimensions, Crash and Coco always have time for new challenges.

Unlock Skins Across Branching Paths

Watch that TNT! You wouldn’t want to scuff your new digs.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! features an array of whacky and creative skins to unlock as you progress through Wumpa Island. Start off with the classic Crash and Coco look or get snarly with the Punk skins also available from the start. The resources you find and the enemies you face depend on the path you take, so choose wisely. With multiple routes and lanes weaving to-and-fro, you never know what you might find around the next corner.