Crash Bandicoot 4 confirmed by a ratings board leak

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Now we wait on Activision

“It’s about time.” That’s what Crash Bandicootfans have been thinking for well over a decade now. The N. Sane Trilogyremasters from 2017 were a good start, but those are just retreads of games from the PS1 era. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueledfrom last year is mostly excellent in its own right but it’s also a kart racer, not a proper Crashgame.

As it turns out, “it’s about time” is perfectly apropos because it’s also the next game’s subtitle. Through a ratings board listing in Taiwan (as reported by Gematsu), Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Timehas leaked ahead of the official reveal. Crash Bandicoot 4was rated for PS4 and Xbox One, although that’s not necessarily a comprehensive list of platforms. It’s said to be developed by Toys for Bob, which is the studio that handled theSpyro Reignited Trilogy(and a lot of Skylandersgames before that). Here’s what the box art looks like:

You might notice that the Xbox One box art also mentions Xbox Series X. Some very small text on the bottom of the image makes it seem as though that Crash 4will be playable on Xbox Series X through the console’s native backward compatibility rather than a dedicated next-gen version.

Our Spidey Sense was tingling afterActivision sent Chris an unmarked 200-piece jigsaw puzzledepicting some sort of cartoonish flying creature — even though, as Chris pointed out,I am the jigsaw journalistaround here. We figured it’s only a matter of time. Well — and here’s that phrase again — it’s about time. Expect Activision to give us official confirmation in the coming days.

Update:Toys for Bob tweeted this within the hour. Looks like Crashis comin’ in hot on Monday.

It’s almost TIME. More info on our next game is coming June 22!

— Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) June 19, 2020

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time rated for PS4, Xbox One in Taiwan[Gematsu]