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.

It’s About Time – A Hands-On Look at the Game

Chilling on Snow Way Out

The first experience of this hands-on look is Snow Way Out, set in the 11th Dimension circa 1954. During the demo, this level teaches basic mechanics of how to play the game. Movement, jumping, spinning, and wumping are all taught before you get into real danger.

Another mechanic taught in the level’s beginning involves a Quantum Mask known as Kupuna-Wa, AKA the Time Mask, who upon activation, slows down time on everything except Crash. Again, like moving, jumping, and spinning, there is a quick optional practice moment before the real test begins:

An exclamation point (“!”) box and four outlines of boxes appear before our bandicoot. If the “!” box is hit, the four outlines turn into real boxes for only a single second. Activate Kupuna-Wa, to expand that single second, and see if that bandicoot can smash those four crates in time to get that sweet, sweet Wumpa fruit inside.

The elements seen in previous Crash games are all here. You’ll encounter temporary platforms, TNT and Nitro Boxes, enemies that will destroy bandicoots in the wackiest ways possible, and plenty of Wumpa fruit to collect and boxes to break, both within the main path and the optional Bonus Path.

Mid-way through the level, the story progresses; Crash and Coco have caught up to the nefarious Doctor Neo Cortex in this zombie frozen fisherman village. Unfortunately, he had enough time to rig a ship for a massive explosion… And while his timing was way, way off, he at least sent ice chunks cascading down waterfalls to make these bandicoots’ lives more difficult.

And so, our heroes continue to jump, spin, and wump across platforms like before, while also using the powers of Kupuna-Wa to slow down enemy attacks or falling ice platforms for safer passage.

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.

Got Some Time to Kill? Introducing Tomogunchi: New from Rothwynn!

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Want a time-piece* your fellow Tier One Operators will be watching out for? 

Rothwynn Industries is proud to introduce Tomogunchi. This is more than a mere watch: This is a nesting device that houses the most realistic artificial intelligence ever witnessed in a Rothwynn Industries wrist-based product.

Utilizing the latest advancements in pixel-based monochromatic liquid crystal display technology, your Tomogunchi’s “home” is a durable watch, machine-crafted from the finest non-biodegradable plastic designed to provide you with the most immersive pet-based, combat-related experience ever seen. 

Do YOU have the nurturing aptitude to keep your Tomogunchi alive? Will your new friendly creature become well-fed and thrive? Or will it freak out and eventually die due to inattention? 

That’s all up to YOU.



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Tomogunchi Basic Care: From Egg to Adult

Meet Tomogunchi: your new freshly hatched friend who’s the most fun to be with! Strapped to your wrist and craving almost constant attention, your very own Tomogunchi is ready to become your favorite cyber-pet in any combat zone!

Head to the Modern Warfare® Store today and purchase the Tomogunchi Bundle. Then, during your loadout selection, go to the Weapons tab, locate the Watch Select menu, and equip your new pal: The only way to feed and evolve your virtual pet is to equip it on your wrist, so put it on before you play!

In a moment, once you take to the combat zone, you’ll soon spot your critter struggling to crack open from its initial Egg form. 

Over time, your egg explodes, and out of it appears the adorable Baby Tomogunchi! Assuming you can keep it alive over a period of time, the Baby grows into a Child, a Teen, and then into a full Adult. Are there multiple pet forms and options to discover? 

We aren’t saying.

Which type of pet will YOU get to take care of?

Tomogunchi Tip: Need constant reassurance your Tomogunchi isn’t deceased? Then check your watch with the d-pad up, or up-arrow key and use the ‘Watch Interact’ gesture during a match. You can also preview your watch in the Watch Select menu. Consider doing this with the Tomogunchi to get a handle on the look and feel, and all of the buttons that are on the watch. Rothwynn is not responsible for any psychological stress caused by the demise of your Tomogunchi.

Don’t Let Your Pet Get Upset: Monitoring Moods and Evolution

Monitoring Your Tomogunchi’s Moods is the key to your new critter being the happiest cyber pet in all of Hackney Yard! But you can’t just ignore your Tomogunchi while capturing a Domination flag or gunning down an enemy Operator. You need to engage with your pet as you play!

Getting Emotional: Four Little Faces of Frustration

Look at your watch screen to the right of your Tomogunchi to see four little faces; these represent your pet’s emotional states: Hungry, Dirty, Unruly, and Sleepy.

If your Tomogunchi doesn’t have an emotional state active, then they should be happy as their needs are being met. Well done! However, be sure to keep them happy as their emotional appetite is insatiable!

However, if your pet isn’t smiling or appears sad, then your wanton neglect is causing your pet to fret: You need to provide for them immediately!

Feed your new friend into contentment by figuring out which emotional state you need to change. They head into combat and begin a rampage to feed your Tomogunchi; providing sustenance:

·      Hungry (first face from top) – Get Kills

·      Dirty (second face) – Win Games

·      Unruly (third face) – Earn Objective Score

·      Boredom / Sleepy (last face on bottom) – Activate Killstreaks

That’s going to cheer up your creature in no time! Unless your battles start to go badly, of course….

Oh no! Failure in the most basic of care duties results in your Tomogunchi going from happy to neutral, to sad, and finally… to the grave!

Bonus Charge: The Evolution Contribution

Now look underneath your Tomogunchi to see the “bonus charge”; the horizontal meter your pet sits on. This represents a bonus method of evolving your pet more quickly than normal

Every pet has a different way to fill the bonus charge meter – it could be Captures, Killstreaks, Plants, or Top Three Wins– and figuring out which one your pet prefers is key to keeping them both satisfied and evolving at an even-more rapid pace!

Tomogunchi Tip:Use the ‘Watch Interact’ gesture to bank bonus charges; there are benefits when you do!

Introducing the Tomogunchi Turbo

Evolve faster and in color with the Tomogunchi Turbo from Rothwynn!

Your pet can evolve to a teen over the course of a single match and ready up for the “challenge” of adulthood. Each completed challenge means a new adult evolution for your pet. Come for the challenges, stay for the charms you’ll unlock upon challenge completion.

Once you’ve got an unruly Tomogunchi Turbo teen on your hands work quickly to complete the challenges and evolve your watch to an adult. A faster evolution could also spell a faster disaster, so keep getting kills in game to feed your hungry Tomogunchi Turbo until you can successfully complete the challenges.

Adult evolution challenges can be completed in various modes for Multiplayer and Battle Royale. They range from kills, Finishing Moves, specific lethal equipment kills, collecting in-match cash, targeted in-match road rage, and more.

Don’t worry about taking a break between matches, your Tomogunchi Turbo’s health timer only starts when the next game begins.

The Tomogunchi Evolution Continues

Have YOU discovered all the Tomogunchi secrets yet?

The Rothwynn Tomogunchi: Available only from the very finest authorized dealer: The Modern Warfare Item Store.


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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.

It’s About Time Available Now — Save the Multiverse in this New Original Adventure

Flashback Tapes and N. Verted Mode

Hungry for the toughest platforming challenges you can get your hands on? Scattered throughout the game, Flashback Tapes lie along various main path levels. However, you can only collect them if you can reach their location without dying. These tapes unlock Flashback levels that take Crash and Coco back in time to the ‘90s to encounter Neo Cortex’s most challenging crate puzzles.

And it gets crazier. Toys for Bob teamed up with Beenox to develop the new N. Verted mode unlocked after beating the final level in the 4th dimension. N. Verted levels mark a creative and challenging twist on the traditional mirror mode, featuring new art styles like an old timey film reel or black and white levels that Crash coats with color after every spin. These aren’t always just visual changes, either, sometimes they affect the way you replay levels in new and interesting ways.

Do it All in Style with Earnable Skins

If you’re going to restore order to the multiverse, you might as well look good while doing it. Luckily, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is packed with wacky skins to match every mood and occasion. Skins are earned by collecting gems within each level, with each level sporting its own unique skin. Players can find gems on a normal playthrough and collect additional gems when playing in N. Verted mode. Lookin’ good, marsupial.

Compete Against Friends in Bandicoot Battle

Prove your spot as top marsupial in Bandicoot Battle, a local competitive mode where two to four players can compete head to head. See who’s the fastest as you race to the finish line in Checkpoint Races or get smashing and try for the highest score in Crate Combo. If you prefer to cooperate, load up Pass N. Play and take turns progressing through levels in normal or N. Verted mode. All competitive and cooperative modes only require a single controller, so you can pass, play, and easily join in on Crash’s misadventures.   

It’s About Time – Coming Soon to PS5, Series X|S, Switch, and PC!

An All New, Original Adventure

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time marks the first new installment in the Crash series in more than 10 years! Taking place directly after the events of Crash Bandicoot: WarpedIt’s About Time sets Crash and Coco against their nefarious enemies’ evil quest to dominate the multiverse.

Players can spin, jump and wump through this single-player adventure as Crash or Coco with new gameplay mechanics like wall running, rail grinding, and rope swinging. The addition of powerful Quantum Masks gives our hero bandicoots even more abilities to bend the rules of reality and conquer dangers on their journey to save the multiverse. 

Experience the same over-the-top action platforming the series is known for, including modern additions like quality-of-life improvements, visual upgrades, and the choice between Modern and Retro modes to match the appetite of both new players and longtime fans of the series.

It’s About Time — Available Now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Coming Soon to Battle.net.

Suggested Retail Pricing and Upgrades

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is available on PlayStation and Xbox for a limited time offer starting at a $39.99 SRP at participating retailers**. As a reminder, players who purchase or already own Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can keep their progress and upgrade to the next-gen version within the same console family at no cost*** (except in Japan). The game is also available now on Nintendo Switch at a $39.99 SRP. Pre-orders are available on Battle.net for $39.99 SRP, and the game will be launching on Battle.net on March 26 at 8AM PDT / 3PM GMT. Anyone who purchases the game digitally will receive the Totally Tubular Skins (available upon completion of the second level), which put Crash and Coco into some digs that show off their radical ‘90s roots.

To learn more about next-gen features, installation and other details, click here.

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


*PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will support native 4K at 60FPS, while Xbox Series S versions will upscale to 4K. On PC Battle.net, 4K will be supported based on players’ PC specs; framerate is uncapped, and the game will run at 60FPS when playing with recommended specs. Internet required on PC. 4K compatible display required for 4K resolution.

**Limited time offer for certain platforms and territories.

***Players who own a disc version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time must own a next gen console that has a disc drive to upgrade. For full details, visit the FAQ page.

It’s About Time – Available now on Battle.net

Minimum and Recommended Specs on PC

Have a powerful PC? Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PC supports 4K resolution* and an uncapped framerate, so all your sweet wumpa dreams can come true. Here’s an updated list of other minimum and recommended specs to get you smashing crates in no time.

Minimum Specifications

·      OS: Windows 10

·      CPU: Intel® Core i3-4340/AMD FX-6300. ARM64 installation not recommended

·      RAM: 8GB RAM

·      Video: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950

·      HDD: 30GB

·      Input: Keyboard and mouse and controllers are supported.

·      Broadband Internet Connection Required

Recommended Specifications

Here are the recommended specs to target 60FPS:

·      OS: Windows 10

·      CPU: Intel® Core i5-2500k/AMD Ryzen 5 1600X. ARM64 installation not recommended

·      RAM: 16GB RAM

·      Video: Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD R9 390

·      HDD: 30GB

·      Input: Controller with Vibration feedback.

·      Broadband Internet Connection Required

Crash Team Rumble is Free for a Limited time

Experience the brawling fun of the all-new spin on Crash Bandicoot, Crash Team Rumble this upcoming weekend, via a limited time free trial*. The team at Toys for Bob is excited for players everywhere to have a chance to jump into the fun from August 11 – August 14! Download for free on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, or PlayStation 4, and drop into competitive matches featuring some of your favorite Crash Bandicoot heroes and villains. Race to be the first team to bank enough Wumpa fruit to take home the win, and earn progress towards the free Season 1 Battle Pass! Unlock exciting new skins and cosmetics when you upgrade to the Standard or Deluxe Edition, available now!


Play as Iconic Heroes and Villains on Every Map

During the Free Trial, play as fan-favorites Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, or Dingodile. Each hero fulfills one of the three roles on your team – scorer, booster, blocker – a balance of each type of hero is key to victory! Crash is a scorer, a hero perfect for snatching up Wumpa fruit around the map and delivering them to your team’s Wumpa Bank, the key to winning each round. Coco is a booster, who supports the team by capturing Gem Pads that boost your team’s scoring potential, and by activating Relic Stations on each map that have wild and unique effects. Finally, there’s Dingodile, a bulky powerhouse blocker who prevents the enemy team from scoring with his powerful tail attacks.

Each character can be further customized with two equippable powers in the Free Trial. Choose from either the Flytrap Spitter, which fires projectiles at your opponents, or the Healing Fridge, which recovers allies’ health if they stand nearby.

In addition to the above, every map, including the recently released Bogged Down, is playable during the Free Trial.



Unlock Cosmetics and Customize your Look

Season 1 is still going strong for Crash Team Rumble, and access to the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass is free for all players with the full version of Crash Team Rumble! Drop in today and start unlocking amazing rewards, from skins, cosmetics, music, and more. There are many more heroes and powers available in the full version of Crash Team Rumble, which can be unlocked by playing the game and earning badges. While you won’t be able to select them in the Free Trial, any progression you make towards unlocking new heroes and powers is carried over upon upgrading to the Standard, or Deluxe Edition!


Recruit Your Friends and Go Head-to-Head

Play cross-platform and compete with friends in Private Matches, or group up and rumble in Public Competitive Matches. No matter how you choose to play Crash Team Rumble, you’ll be able to download and play for free this weekend with friends and foes alike!

The Crash Team Rumble Free Trial is available on August 11 at 10 AM PT for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 and ends on August 14 at approximately 10 AM PT. For more information, head to the official Crash Bandicoot site and be sure to follow @CrashBandicoot on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok for more news and updates.




*Free Trial dates and times subject to change. Activision account and internet connection required. PlayStation®Plus subscription on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 not required. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One may be required (subscription sold separately). Some content not available in free trial. Visit www.crashbandicoot.com for more information.

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