Just before The Game Awards 2018 were set to kick off we heard rumors that a remake of Crash Team Racing would be announced, and sure enough it was. The game is called Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, and is set to launch in June of next year on multiple platforms.
The following is a snippet from the announcement from Activision:
“Developed by Beenox and published by Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is built from the ground up and remasters the original Crash racing game by bringing the characters, karts, tracks and arenas to modern console HD graphics. Fans will be able to see Crash and friends’ expressions and antics in beautiful detail as they blast each other with power-ups and whiz around the corners in all the original racetracks. The stakes are high and the competition is fierce as players race with a variety of Crash Bandicoot series characters, including Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex and others against the egomaniacal Nitros Oxide to save our planet from destruction. In the new game, Adventure, Arcade Single Race and Cup Race, Time Trials and Battle Mode are back. Play Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled single player or vs. friends both online and offline.”
While the game will be getting the same loving remake treatment that both the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy remakes got, this one notably will have online multiplayer. This is an excellent addition to have, and could result in this game having some long legs if it’s supported well by the developers.
The base game will cost $39.99, but there will also be a Nitros Oxide Edition that players can get for $59.99. That version of the game will include “the self-proclaimed fastest racer in the galaxy” Nitros Oxide from day one in all game modes. It will also include Oxide’s Hovercraft Kart and space-themed characters skins for Crash, Coco, Cortex and more. The good news is that if you don’t want to fork over the extra cash you can unlock Nitros Oxide and his Hovercraft Kart by completing “some of the fiercest challenges in the Adventure Mode.”
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch on June 21st, 2019. Be sure to check out the announcement trailer below.