We’ve written all the information that we managed to find online, in this article. We will keep it updated through the next months. This article will be covering everything regarding Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time until its release date.

[UPDATE 5 – 2/7/2020] Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time won’t have any microtransactions.

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[Original Post: 18/6/2020] Activision has sent members of the press a mysterious Crash Bandicoot puzzle.

The puzzle has 200 pieces and the message in the front of the box reads “A little something to help you pass the time,” signed by “Your Favorite Bandicoot.” If you complete the puzzle, you will notice that it illustrates a cool looking mask from Crash’s Universe. However if you do some research, you will notice that it’s the same mysterious mask that showed up in Sony’s November 2019 “It’s Time To Play” promotional video. You can check a photo of the puzzle below.

In the “Time to Play” video, you can see the same cool mask during a scene where Crash is racing with some of the franchise’s most famous villains like Doctor Neo Cortex and Coco Bandicoot. We have no more information about this mysterious puzzle-mask but combined with the fact that it appears in the video as well, its probably a teaser for a new Crash Bandicoot title.

Activision has done similar gifts to the press to tease new releases in the past, most notably a purple egg before the announcement of Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The same happened with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, where the company mailed a red dice along with a funny message. After all these facts, I find it highly likely that a new Crash Bandicoot titile will be announced really soon.

[UPDATE 1 – 20/6/2020] The new Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was announced

The return of Crash Bandicoot seems ist confirmed  after Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was leaked by Taiwan’s Ratings Board. This news follows after members of the media were sent a Crash themed puzzle teasing an upcoming announcement (you can read the original post for this). According to industry insider Daniel Ahmad, the latest Crash installment is set to be officially announced on during the Summer Games Fest on June 22nd next week. Based on the box art that was leaked alongside it appears that Crash Bandicoot 4 will not be releasing on the Nintendo Switch.

[UPDATE 2 – 21/6/2020] Some new low resolution screenshots from the new title have appeared online

After the release of the game’s boxart, we now have some new low-res screenshots. The images confirm a PS4 release on 9th October 2020, as well as new masks and pre-order bonuses. According to the screenshots, Cortex and Coco Bandicoot will be available as playable characters in Crash Bandicoot 4. Crash is also equipped with a new mysterious mask that you can see in the mysterious box that Activision sent to the press (check the Original Post for more details). Below, you can see some of the new screenshots available.

[UPDATE 3 – 23/6/2020] The announcement trailer of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is now live. We have embeded the video below for you to watch.

[UPDATE 4 – 28/6/2020] Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will have more levels than the entire N’Sane Trilogy together.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will cost 60$ on its release date but the new title will feature more than 100 stages. The entire N’Sane Trilogy had 97 levels divided between three full lenght games. According to a tweet from GameStop, Crash’s upcoming game will feature 100+ levels of play. We are not sure if these leaks come from an Activision’s insider but the source is pretty reliable. We will update the article as soon as we hear more info about it.

[UPDATE 5 – 2/7/2020] Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time won’t have any microtransactions.

Gme developer, Toys for Bob, has clarified on Twitter that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will not include any microtransactions. A false report at June 30 in the Xbox store page warned about the optional add-ons for the game, causing a huge disappointment to the fans of the sereies. However, it is now clear that the new title of the franchise will not feature any kind of in-game purchases with actual money. Also the Totally Tubular skins are included in all digital versions of the game and players won’t have to pay anything extra to obtain them.

Be sure to check all the new games announced by Sony and some stunning screenshots from the Demons Souls Remake. In addition, this month we are doing our site’s second giveaway with Overcooked! 2 and Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition for Steam.

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