Crash Bandicoot 4 Has A New Mirror Mode And Returning Character

Crash 4 will feature new gameplay modes, extra playable characters, and much more.


During Sony's State of Play livestream, developer Toys for Bob unveiled new gameplay details about Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

Toys for Bob talked about new elements coming to the game when it launches this October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This includes new game modes, the return of Dingodile as a playable character, and more.

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The new game mode, N. Verted Mode (a collaboration with developer Beenox), functions like Mario Kart's Mirror Mode. In Crash 4, the game gets inverted to feature all manners of weird art styles, from a more stylized aesthetic to an old-timey black-and-white movie filter and more. It's meant to provide more replayability to the game, giving players alternative perspectives, sound effects, music, and more.

"This is the first new game in the Crash Bandicoot series in more than a decade, so we felt it was important to introduce a brand-new style of play," Toys for Bob's co-studio head Paul Yan said in a press release. "We teamed up with our good friends at Beenox to help us develop N. Verted mode, and they brought all of the same passion and expertise that went into the amazing Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled."

In addition to N. Verted Mode, Toys for Bob confirmed several characters will be playable throughout the entire game. Alongside Crash's sister Coco, It's About Time will feature Dingodile and Doctor Neo Cortex as playable characters. There will also be multiple skins you can unlock without microtransactions (such as space suits), new abilities (like wall-running) you can experiment with, more masks you can pick up, and more.

Crash Bandicoot 4 drops on October 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can check out our Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time pre-order guide to learn about the available bonuses.

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