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The trailer made its debut during PlayStation’s State Of Play presentation and introduced new playable characters, a feature titled N.Verted Mode and earnable skins.
Series villain Dingodile has been revealed to also be a playable character, following the confirmation that both Crash’s sister Coco and nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex would also be playable in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
Players will be able to play full levels in alternate timelines to the main story as Dingodile, who possesses a vacuum gun that helps with solving puzzles and platforming challenges. The vacuum gun can be used to perform tasks such as sucking up TNT barrels and launching them at obstacles.
A new mode called N.Verted Mode was also announced. Based off the concept of a mirror mode, the new gameplay feature will let players experience levels in a host of new unique art-styles, such as splattering paint to see your path forward or traversing through a neon wasteland.
All levels will be replayable in N.Verted Mode and offer players the opportunity to earn further rewards or see how their favourite levels have been changed up.
Unlockable skins will also be available, meaning players can dress up the characters in an assortment of outfits, such as dressing Crash up as a biker. These can all be earned in-game and will not be made accessible through microtransactions.
Check out the full State Of Play trailer below:
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is set to release later this year on October 2 and will act as a true successor to the original trilogy. One of the main new features is Quantum Masks, which will change the gameplay up in new ways, such as slowing down time or phasing objects in and out of existence.
NME recently previewed Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and jumped into three levels from the game. In the preview, NME noted that the game could “potentially [be] the best ‘Crash Bandicoot’ entry to date, but the ability to play as other characters raises concerns about the overall pace of the game.”
PlayStation’s State Of Play event delivered various game announcements and news to viewers. A brand new stealth focused multiplayer game titled Hood: Outlaws & Legends is coming to PC and consoles in 2021, and Hitman 3 was revealed to be getting PlayStation VR support.