Crash Bandicoot 4 Will be Massive, Could Include Microtransactions

Crash 4 is set to be the biggest Crash Bandicoot game yet, but you may have to pay to get some things it has to offer.

Last week, the Summer Game Fest gave us our first look at Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. And thanks to an email circulated by GameStop, we're learning even more about how many levels Crash 4 will have, among other things.

According to the email from GameStop, Crash 4 features more than 100 levels. That's absolutely N.sane when you realize Crash 4 will probably have more levels than, or the same number as, the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy combined. Including secrets, the original trilogy boasts 102 levels.

On top of all that, Crash 4 introduces "new modes." There's no telling yet what those might be. But seeing as their designation as new, it's probably safe to assume these modes are something other than the standard time attack challenges from the first three Crash games.

The email, courtesy of Crash Discord member StrawHatRy, also shows a lineup of Funko Pop merchandise as well, with figures for Tiny the Tiger and a number of Crash variations.

In a related bit of news, it appears Crash 4 could include microtransactions of some kind. IGN spotted a Microsoft Store listing for the game that includes a "+" symbol next to the price; that symbol indicates in-game purchases of some kind.

As StrawHatRy also notes, however, Crash Team Racing included additional skins and the like that you could buy with Wumpa Fruit you earned or bought with real money. Seeing as the same Microsoft listing also includes mention of a skin pre-order bonus, it makes sense to assume Crash 4 will do the same thing.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Crash news in the lead up to the Crash 4 release date on October 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 30th 2020

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