Crash Bandicoot Is Getting A Mobile Game
Activision has now confirmed its upcoming Crash Bandicoot mobile game via this teaser, which promises a blue hyena skin if you pre-register to play ahead of its launch. Exactly when it will arrive, however, is not stated. In Crash Bandicoot: On the Run, players are once again tasked with stopping recurring series antagonist Doctor Neo Cortex from taking control of the multiverse. You won’t be required to play as the titular character; instead, you can customize your own bandicoot as you progress through familiar stages and fight enemies from past instalments.
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Previously referred to as “Crash Bandicoot Mobile,” the game is now titled “Crash On the Run.” According to King it’ll have boss fights in addition to the normal running formula, as well as “social, crafting and base building elements” (there we go! There’s the microtransaction angle). As for the story, Neo Cortex is at it again in an attempt to control the multiverse: much like the narrative of the aforementioned Crash 4.
According to the listing on Google Play, the game is an endless runner with base-building elements allowing players to craft weapons and serums. It reportedly has some wait-halting timer mechanics embedded into the building framework, however, which perhaps isn’t surprising given it’s a free-to-play title. We’ll have to wait and see how these turn out when the game is released in full.