Crash Bandicoot fans got a little something special at E3 this year. While the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was like mana from heaven, it didn't provide anything new, but all of that changed when Activision announced that an all new level called "FUTURE TENSE" would be made available as a bonus in the Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped game of the N. Sane Trilogy.
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Future Tense brings an extra layer of difficulty to Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped’s Future world, as players dodge rockets, destroy robots and leap over lasers while ascending a massive futuristic skyscraper. This brand-new level pays homage to the unreleased Waterfall level from the original Crash BandicootTM game. Soon franchise fans (and speed runners) will have something BRAND WUMPING NEW in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy that will challenge even the most skillful Crash players.
As always, both Crash and Coco will be available to players, and the level will need to be tackled multiple times to find hidden areas and a predictably challenging Death Route.
Players will be able to access the game via a new playform in the warp room of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
"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,” said Jennifer Oneal, Studio Head at Vicarious Visions.
“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!”
The N. Sane Trilogy was announced for release on Nintendo Switch, XBox One, and Steam for release on 29th June, 2018, and in addition to Future Tense, players on the new platforms will be able to access Stormy Ascent, the infamously-difficult, previously-unfinished level from the original Crash Bandicoot, immediately on launch. Crash fans who own the game on PlayStation 4 can download the bonus level this week at no additional cost from the PlayStation store.