Crash Bandicoot fans have another reason to say, “Yeee-HAW!”
Twenty years after the original release of Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Activision has announced an addition to the remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy game. A never-before-seen new “Future Tense” level will be available in the Warp Room for players to access at any point in the game.
According to Activision, players will need to “dodge rockets, destroy robots and leap over lasers while ascending a massive futuristic skyscraper.” The level also offers hidden areas for players to explore and a heart-pumping Death Route.
Future Tense was designed exclusively for the N. Sane Trilogy and gives a nod to the unreleased Waterfall level players may remember from the original Crash Bandicoot game.
Jennifer Oneal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions, said, “Adding a new level to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was something we always wanted to do, and introducing Future Tense allows us to give all Crash players something new to play just in time for the multi-platform release.”
“We hope Future Tense will allow players to re-experience that feeling from the good ‘ol days when they first cracked open a Crash Bandicoot game and had to figure out how to get past a brand-new challenge, or find that one last crate,” added Future Tense level designers Ben Dorsey and Stephen Ivanauskas. “And frankly, Crash Bandicoot levels are fun to make!”
As an additional bonus, Activision is also releasing the notoriously challenging “Stormy Ascent” level for free. Players can download Stormy Ascent from the Playstation Store on June 15th and the new Future Tense level on June 29th. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be available for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 29th.
Check out a demo of the Future Tense level below.
Will you try Future Tense when it releases? What do you think of the remastered trilogy? Tell us in the comments!
More Than 40 NES Games Now Available to Play on Nintendo Switch Online
On May 15, classic NES games Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land and VS. Excitebike are coming to the NES Nintendo Switch Online collection, bringing its total number of games to more than 40.
- Donkey Kong Jr. – Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Konggame. Play as Donkey Kong’s son, and rescue your dad who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario. Use jumping and climbing abilities to clamber up vines and chains, gather vital fruit and keys, and open the cage to free your father. Make sure you avoid the pesky birds, nasty electric sparks and creepy chompers. Four different worlds filled with numerous climbing and jumping puzzles await you in this timeless classic.
- VS. Excitebike – Fans love the Excitebike game for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. With this game, you can take it to the next level with the Famicom disk version of VS. Excitebike – complete with two-player split screen. Create tracks from 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for a best time or take on friends. Racing is even more exciting when the rivalries are real. You can also try out the single-player mode in VS. Excitebike. It adds tracks, music and the ability to save your high score.
- Clu Clu Land – The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.
These three games join classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and many others, all of which have been enhanced with online features.
EA Access Now Avaliable on PS4
Electronic Arts announced that it is bringing EA Access to the PlayStation4 system. Starting this July, players can sign-up for a monthly subscription, or an annual subscription through PlayStation Store. With the addition of the PlayStation 4 console to the already existing membership services on Xbox One and PC via Origin, EA now offers its subscription services on more platforms than any other publisher.
“As we continue to invest in digital and subscription services, bringing great games to even more players across more platforms is an exciting opportunity for everyone,” said Matt Bilbey, Executive VP of Strategic Growth. “Our goal is to give players more choice to try and play our games wherever and however they choose, and we’re happy to bring EA Access to PlayStation 4.”
Membership in EA Access lets players experience Play First Trials, where they can play up to 10 hours of most new EA games. Subscribers also enjoy a 10% discount on full game purchases, expansions, in-game items and more. Additionally, players can jump into a growing library of EA games, including the best of EA with franchises like Battlefield, EA SPORTS FIFA, Star Wars Battlefront and more.