Crash 4 Will Have New Co-Op And Competitive Multiplayer Modes

The new entry in the series will be the first main Crash game to support multiplayer.


When the PlayStation Store page for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time launched, it revealed that the game would support offline multiplayer for 2-4 players. In an interview with GameSpot, Toys For Bob's co-studio head Paul Yan revealed more details about the upcoming game's competitive and co-op multiplayer modes.

"Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is at its core a single player game," Yan explained. "However we've added some new modes for players to compete or cooperate locally by taking turns and passing the controller between rounds."

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Both the competitive and co-op modes will work on a pass-the-controller basis. The competitive mode is called Bandicoot Battle and involves two separate mini-games for players to race against their friends in. "Two to four players can compete head-to-head on any level of their choosing," Yan explained. "Either by racing to be the first to the next checkpoint in 'Checkpoint Races' or by achieving the biggest combo of crates for the highest score in 'Crate Combo'."

Players can choose to play as Crash, Fake Crash, Coco, or Fake Coco--who was newly introduced for Crash 4. Players take turns racing through the level, and will be able to see ghosts of previous players going through the same level to compete against.

The Co-op mode is called Pass N. Play, and "allows two to four players to take turns making their way through the campaign, passing the controller between turns. Each player's scores will be tallied individually at the end of the level before moving on to the next," Yan said.

As a long-awaited sequel to Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Crash 4 is adding a lot of new features to the classic series. Other previously-announced game modes include the classic homage levels of Flashback Tapes, as well as a mirror mode-style of gameplay called N. Verted mode.

Crash Bandicoot 4 is due out on October 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out our Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time pre-order guide for more details about the release, as well as what pre-order bonuses are available.

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