Fans smitten with the spinning and jumping marsupial are most likely getting goose-wumps upon hearing the news that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available to play on the Nintendo Switch and next-gen consoles. Reviews of the time-shattering platformer were overwhelmingly positive after nearly ten years of not having an original entry into the series. Crash Bandicoot 4 was released as a true sequel to the classic N. Sane Trilogy, managing to become one of the highest selling titles in the franchise.
Crash fans that own next-gen consoles are in store for glorious 4K visuals with the mind-bending game running at 60 FPS. In addition to the N. Sane graphics, players that already own Crash Bandicoot 4 on last gen consoles are entitled to receive free next-gen upgrades (except in Japan) along with the ability to transfer saved data. Later in the year, fans should expect to be able to download the game from Battle.net in order to play the PC edition.
Although the game will be getting a next-gen upgrade, the highlight of the announcement is the forthcoming Switch port. The fact that Crash Bandicoot 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch is creating buzz over whether or not the starring character will appear as a new challenger in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s not out of the question, considering the massive line-up of fighters from different properties the popular game has been able to collect. As incredible as the roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is, it could become even more N. credible with Crash Bandicoot there to stir things up.
Activision has made a promise that 2021 will be a year with “tons of fur-tastic festivities.” Nobody is certain whether this means that there will be expansions to Crash Bandicoot 4, an entirely new game, or an official announcement of his arrival on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Hopefully Activision will throw us a Wumpa fruit instead of silly marketing stuff.