Head’s up, Crash Bandicoot fans! Activision celebrated the 20th anniversary of Crash Team Racing by completely remastering the original CTR and fine-tuning Crash Nitro Kart for a whole new experience! Keep reading to learn all about it and check out some crazy cool screenshots from the game!
June 21st wasn’t just the first day of summer, it was also the big launch date for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, a totally new CTR experience that adds customization for the first time and so much more!
What’s New in Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled?
Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is available for all major platforms, including PlayStation 4 (and PS4 Pro) Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (including the Xbox One X).
In the game, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce as players race with a variety of Crash BandicootTM series characters, including Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex and others against the egomaniacal Nitros Oxide to save our planet from destruction. In the game, fans will be able to see Crash and friends’ expressions and antics in beautiful fur-k detail as they blast each other with power-ups and whiz around the corners in all the tracks from the original CTR game, as well as reimagined tracks and karts from Crash™ Nitro Kart. What’s more, the legendary kart racer debuts competitive online gameplay just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
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Then, on July 3rd, get ready for the fun to continue when the game’s Grand Prix kicks off with free downloadable seasonal content for anyone who purchased the game, including a newly themed track each season, as well as themed characters, karts and other customization items that players can earn when connected to the internet.
A totally remastered experience
The entire Crash Team Racing experience was rebuilt from the ground up by remastering the original Crash Team Racing game to modernize all of the characters, karts, tracks, and arenas for today’s modern console HD graphics.
According to Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head at Beenox, “A lot of care and attention to detail went into developing this game for fans of the original Crash Team Racing 20 years ago, and new fans who expect a modern kart racing experience. Staying true to the original CTR games, while adding so much more content and creating a living, breathing world that just wasn’t possible on first generation platforms has been a true labor of love!”
Customize Your Karts & Characters
For the first time in 20 years, you’ll have the ability to customize both your karts and your characters! The remastered experience gives you plenty of ways to mix and match kart bodies, wheels, paint jobs, and even stickers & decals!
Crash Team Racing fans will have the opportunity to customize their karts and characters in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled! The remastered game will offer players a variety of ways to mix and match kart bodies, wheels, paint jobs, stickers, and even add decals to karts. Now fans – both new and those who first fell in love with the ’90s classic — can create a sweet looking ride!
“When it comes to remastering the beloved IP in Activision’s portfolio of games, quality, authenticity, and community are the key pillars that drive everything we do,” said Michelle Fonseca, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Activision.
In addition your karts, you can also customize your racers with some N. sane character skins and really show off your personality! Some skins even have unique animations when they celebrate their victories at the podium! You’ll earn some customization items when you play in Adventure Mode and others by collecting Wumpa Coins.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Nitros Oxide Edition (digital deluxe) are now available worldwide for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $59.99, respectively. Information about Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled can be found at www.crashbandicoot.com/crashteamracing. Fans are also invited to follow Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as subscribe to the YouTube channel at YouTube.com/crashbandicoot.