Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is due out in just over a week's time, but it seems Activision still isn't done telling us about it. As revealed by IGN, the brand new entry in the series will feature competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. You can see them in action in the brand new video above.
There are two competitive modes for up to four local players that come under the banner Bandicoot Battle. Playing as Crash, Coco, Fake Crash, and Fake Coco — a new character — you can gather some buddies to play either Checkpoint Race or Crate Combo. The first is fairly self-explanatory. You and your competitors race each other to the end of a level, but there are numerous checkpoint boxes to smash along the way. The player who gets to the most checkpoints first wins overall. Like Time Trials, time-freezing crates can also be smashed to pause your timer.
Crate Combo sees each player aiming to break as many crates in a level as possible. Each crate destroyed increases the points value of the next crate, but the combo can reset if the meter runs dry.
Meanwhile, the co-op mode is apparently named Pass N. Play. Once again, four local players can take turns getting through the single-player stages, passing the controller along each time you die. The article says you can play regular levels and the mirror mode style N. Verted levels in Pass N. Play mode.
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