A new game mode in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was revealed during today’s Playstation State of the Play live stream.
The new game mode N. Verted is a ” Bumpa-berry fueled mirror mode which lets players traverse through neon wastelands, old timey film sets that crank up gameplay speed and other awe-inspiring new takes on Crash’s world,” developers said in a press release.
“To help create this mind-bending style of play for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, lead developer Toys for Bob collaborated with friends at Beenox to create the unique presentations in this mode,” developers said. “Properly named the ‘N. Verted mode’ – this bizarre take on levels takes the concept of mirror mode and phase-shifts it into entirely new dimensions, giving players alternate perspectives, sound effects, music and in some dimensions, extra additional transformations to the gameplay experience. Players will be able to master every world all over again by replaying in N. Verted mode, earning Bumpa-berries instead of Wumpa fruit, with opportunities to rack up even more rewards.”
In addition to the new game mode, developers revealed that more characters from the Crash Bandicoot multiverse will be returning as playable characters, including Dingodile and the already revealed Neo Cortex.
“After Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Dingodile hung up his old flamethrower-rocket launcher combo and retired from a life of villainy,” Toys for Bob developers said. “But now he’s back with unfinished business, falling through space and time into another dimension where his adventure to return home begins.”
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will also feature unlockable cosmetic skins, giving Crash and the gang dozens of costumes and wacky outfits to wear.
“From pirate garb, to space suits, to unicorn onesies, dinosaur scales and more – you’ll need serious skills to unlock every skin in the game! Arriving first on PlayStation are two additional sets of skins for Crash and Coco awarded automatically after players complete the second level of the game and access the Dimensional Map. These skins, dubbed “Marsupus Erectus” and “Serious Upgrade,” will be available on other platforms no earlier than December 31, 2021,” developers said.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2, 2020.