According to an email from GameStop received by fans, the forthcoming game will feature “100+ levels of play” as well as “new game modes” when it launches in October. For some perspective, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped had 32 levels including bosses and secrets.
A Microsoft Store page for the game includes a little plus symbol next to the game’s price tag, which suggests that the game “offers in-app purchases” of some kind. It’s not clear how these will work, as of yet, but microtransactions were previously added to Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled in August 2019 as part of a post-launch update.
In the racing spin-off, players could purchase Wumpa Coins using real-world money, with which they could buy cosmetics to trick out their kart. Given that Crash Bandicoot 4 is already offering pre-order skins for its lead characters, we could see a similar system here.
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If you want to check out the first gameplay for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and dig into further details about what new features are coming to the game, check out our interview with Toys for Bob Design Producer Lou Studdert.
If your Bandicoot appetite is still not sated, you can check out all of IGN’s Crash Bandicoot game reviews here.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN who has got to get those apples. Follow him on Twitter.