Following on from the fan-pleasing announcement of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time earlier this week, the PlayStation Store has seemingly let slip that the game will have some kind of local multiplayer modes when it releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this October.
Through the game, you’ll be able to switch between Crash and Coco on the fly while playing – there’s also levels designed specifically for playing as Neo Cortex and his specific set of abilities. This could all point to some kind of drop-in, drop-out co-op, but that would only really support two players. As spotted by GameRevolution, the game’s PlayStation Store listing mentions 2-4 players.
The series is well known for multiplayer gaming though, from Crash Team Racing to Crash Bash, so there’s plenty of space for some kind of four player modes based around their shenanigans, potentially with some family friendly party modes thrown in for good measure.
The title a fun play on the lengthy wait that fans have had for a brand new entry in the Crash Bandicoot series, the game will ignore all the stories from the PlayStation 2 games, setting itself after the events of Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
The year is 1998, and Crash is just happily maxing and relaxing on his island when he stumbles upon one of the Quantum Masks that seems to know Crash’s mask friend Aku-Aku! With the four Quantum Masks returning and a bit Quantum Rift appearing, Crash and chums dive in to explore different times and dimensions to stop Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Tropy and Uka Uka, who’ve returned from exile.
The game is in development by Toys For Bob, the studio having most recently worked on Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy. It doesn’t look like Vicarious Visions, which developed Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is involved with this new Crash Bandicoot game. It may be worth picking up the trilogy before jumping into Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
In our review for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Jim wrote:
As far as remakes go, you can’t get any better than this. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is exactly how fans envisioned it – an unadulterated celebration of a PlayStation pioneer. With such a weight on their shoulders, Vicarious Visions have pulled it off with such diligence, infused with a streak of their own creativity. Then there’s Naughty Dog original efforts, of course. Even those only acquainted with Uncharted and The Last of Us can appreciate how the studio first made its name, and the journey from Crash Bandicoot to Warped is one of continued innovation. Some two decades later, it’s great to see that some things never change.