Everybody's favourite bandicoot is boosting back onto PlayStation 4 with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It's finally here, and fans will no doubt have already put a lot of time into this supercharged remake of PSone's beloved CTR. There's plenty of information to absorb about this chaotic kart racer, so without further ado, let's go through all we know about Nitro-Fueled.
What is the release date for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled?
CTR Nitro-Fueled drifts onto PS4 on Friday 21st June, 2019.
Are there any pre-order bonuses for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled?
There are a couple of freebies available with your pre-order for Nitro-Fueled, depending on where you shop.
At participating retailers, you can get a free in-game sticker pack as well as the Electron Skins pack, giving Crash, Coco, and Cortex new outfits. Some retailers are also offering a set of pin badges when you pre-order.
If you pre-order from the PlayStation Store, you'll receive a Starting Line PS4 theme, Crash and Coco racer avatars, and the aforementioned Electron Skins and sticker pack.
Is there a special or collector's edition of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled?
Yep. You can buy Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: Nitros Oxide Edition physically or digitally. This version of the game provides you with early access to the Nitros Oxide character and his hovercraft vehicle, as well as Crunch Bandicoot, Zem, and Zam. You'll also get the Star skin pack, which puts certain characters in sci-fi themed outfits.
Do you have to purchase Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: Nitros Oxide Edition to get those characters?
No. Nitros Oxide, Crunch Bandicoot, Zem, and Zam can all be unlocked in the game as normal. The Nitros Oxide Edition simply unlocks them early.
Does the PS4 version of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled have exclusive content?
Yes. The PlayStation 4 version of the game will have retro-themed character skins for Crash, Coco, and Cortex. To match, a track named Retro Stadium, based on Turbo Track, will be exclusive to the PS4 version of the game. You can see it in action through here.
When will pre-load be available for Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled?
If you pre-order Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled digitally, you'll be able to download the game ahead of time to ensure you're able to start playing the moment it unlocks on launch day. Usually, pre-loads become available a couple of days prior to release, but we're seeing reports that the option is available right now.
What characters are in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled?
So far, all the characters you'd expect to make an appearance have been announced. It's not clear if the full roster of racers has been revealed yet, but you can keep up to date with which characters are in the game with this guide.
Which games are represented in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled?
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is more than just a remake of CTR. All the content from that game is present and correct, but you'll also find cars, characters, and tracks from Crash Nitro Kart. Word on the street is that the game also includes content from Crash Tag Team Racing, but that's yet to be officially announced.
Does Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled have split-screen multiplayer?
CTR Nitro-Fueled will indeed feature split-screen multiplayer for up to four players.
Does Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled have online multiplayer?
Yes, it's been announced that Nitro-Fueled will have online multiplayer for up to 8 players.
How faithful is Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled to the original game?
From our experience, very. We've had some hands on time with CTR Nitro-Fueled, and can confirm that the controls feel extremely reminiscent of the original CTR.
Will Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled have Adventure Mode?
Yes, the Adventure Mode from CTR will be included in Nitro-Fueled. There are two options to choose from when you begin Adventure Mode: Nitro-Fueled or Classic. Nitro-Fueled will let you choose a difficulty setting, and you'll also be able to swap out characters and customise your vehicles at any time. Classic mode keeps you locked to one character, and there's no change in difficulty, keeping the experience closer to the original game.
Both versions of Adventure Mode will feature all the same races and events, and you'll unlock characters, car parts, and customisation items after every successful race.
Will Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled run at 60 frames per second?
While we don't know for absolute certain, it seems as though CTR Nitro-Fueled will run at a locked 30 frames per second on PS4 and PS4 Pro. We'll update this guide if we learn any different.
Is there a Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled PS4 bundle?
Actually, there are a few different PS4 bundles with CTR Nitro-Fueled, but they only seem to be available in specific countries. Click here to see the full details.
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