Crash Bandicoot: On The Run Introduces A New Gameplay Mechanic

Time Trials will allow players to compete against themselves and the global community.

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Developer King has confirmed that the endless runner Crash Bandicoot: On The Run will get a brand-new Time Trials game mode when it officially launches on Android and iOS next year.

Time Trials lets players select any level to complete in the fastest time possible. There are three different times to compete against, with special relics unlocked after each clearing.

King is also added Team Runs to Crash Bandicoot: On The Run's asynchronous online multiplayer. After securing five power gems, which are rewarded after defeating bosses, players can go online with a team of up to 30 members to challenge other global teams. Once a Team Run has been selected, three members from three different teams will race together to see who gets the furthest. The longer players run, the more Crash Points their teams earn.

With the announcement, King shared a brief teaser trailer showing off the feel and pace of Time Trials in Crash Bandicoot: On The Run, which you can check out above.

Crash Bandicoot: On The Run is slated to launch in Spring 2021. Pre-registration is available now on Android and iOS, and doing so unlocks a Blue Hyena skin when it comes out. For more on Crash Bandicoot: On The Run, check out our interview with creative lead Stephen Jarrett.

The wacky marsupial mascot has returned to consoles with Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, which launched on October 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In our Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time review, we scored it an 8/10, saying, "It's an injection of new ideas into now-classic gameplay that surprises and delights, even as it feels like a homecoming."

If you have a PS5, you can also try out some of Crash's other adventures for free. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection on the console.

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