The Crash Bandicoot 4 announcement came months ago and took many by surprise, but it was an inevitable announcement. The results of the Crash Bandicoot and Crash Team Racing remakes were too profitable to be left there. After many years in which they looked at the brand with total confusion, Activision seems to have understood: In their hands they have a character capable of selling millions of units in comfort. Now, they have shared demos of the fourth installment of this franchise and you can see several striking elements.
The most classic elements of Crash Bandicoot – changing perspectives, levels with stages and memorable obstacles – also seem to be present in Crash Bandicoot 4. The game is clearly inspired by the original trilogy and seeks to recreate its magic. This includes, of course, its remarkable difficulty. While the first Crash games weren’t the most difficult in the universe, several of their levels were tough obstacles. Especially if they were looking to get all the gems. In this sense. the fourth installment will maintain the most beloved traditions.
To solve problems regarding difficulty, Toys for Bob has commented on the astute decision to divide the game into two modes: Modern Mode and Retro Mode. Modern Mode makes the game closer to titles like Rayman Legends. If you die, you will reappear at your last checkpoint without problems. This would also remove the life system from the game. However, if you want to experience Crash Bandicoot 4 as if it was released in 2000, you can choose Retro Mode and enjoy an experience with lives and game overs.
Crash Bandicoot 4 will launch on October 2 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.