Shatter Time and Space with new gameplay unveiled in Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time

Everyone’s favorite dingo crocodile hybrid, new space-bending N. Verted levels, and loads of earnable skins.

by James Mattone on August 06, 2020

Crash and friends are bending reality to pull out all the stops for Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time.

Here’s everything that was revealed today ahead of the game’s October 2nd release date:

Dingodile is Back… And He’s Playable!

After retiring his old ways of villainy, Dingodile settled down to live his life-long dream of owning and operating a diner… Only to have it destroyed before his very eyes, and for him to be sucked into another dimension.

Well, It’s About Time for him to find out what went wrong. In Crash 4 you’ll be able to play levels as Dingodile to alter the storytelling perspective and discover some fun new mechanics, similar to the Neo Cortex levels that have been discussed previously. Dingodile can use his vacuum gun to hover and suck up TNT crates to launch at enemies, as well as indulge in some crocodile tail-spinning fun.

Consider these fun alternative perspectives of the Bandicoot’s quest to save the multiverse… Or more importantly, Dingodile’s ill-fated diner.

Earnable Skins (er… furs?) to Show Off Your Achievements

During the original trilogy, Crash and Coco sometimes donned outfits to blend into their time period or environment, such as biker jackets for motorcycle races or scuba gear for water levels.

For It’s About Time, these fun cosmetic changes for Crash and Coco can now be earned – and used across all levels – by completing in-game challenges and earning gems.

N. Verted Levels

The Crash Bandicoot franchise has long been about finding new and exciting ways to play through the game. Toys for Bob has teamed up with Beenox to continue that tradition by introducing an all new level type – N. Verted levels. N. Verted levels are a beefed-up version of mirror mode that takes place in another dimension, literally. These levels offer new aesthetics that may even effect gameplay mechanics in certain instances. Our Bandicoots will have to complete these levels with new caveats such as splattering paint to see a safe path forward or running at the speed of an old timey film reel while playing in a new vintage environment.

Once you unlock this mode, all the game’s levels are repayable with this new art style, game feel, and challenges. Players can complete these levels to earn more gems to put towards unlocking skins, scratch their completionist itch, or simply discover how their favorite levels get N. Verted.

Pre-Orders Live– Get it on Digital for Totally Tubular Skins!

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available for the suggested retail price in the U.S. of $59.99 on October 2, 2020.

Purchasing the game digitally will grant you the Totally Tubular Skins (accessible after completing the second level), which put Crash and Coco into some digs that shows off their radical roots.


If you also think that It’s About Time that another original Crash game is getting released, then you can pre-order the game now at

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