Crash Bandicoot 4: It ' s About Time will introduce optional challenge levels called Flashback Tapes which will bring the platform down to 11 while also fleshing out the story of Crash itself.
The Flashback Tapes were revealed during the opening of today's Gamescom, with the producerLou Studdert describing how they fit into the game. "They are a glimpse of the '90s when Neo Cortex was testing Crash and Coco before the events of Crash Bandicoot 1," he says. "It's these devious puzzle rooms that we created, and they are really tough and really awesome.
"Players actually need to collect Flashback Tapes in levels themselves, and in order to get them back they have to reach them in the level without dying, "explains Studdert. " It 's kind of our homage to the roads of death in the original trilogy. Players must reach these items in the level, collect them, and once they get them, they will have access to these unique levels. "
" We used them as puzzle rooms, nefarious ways for Crash to express vrlove that pure platform aspect. Narratively, it was really cool to layer in a unique perspective. This is when Cortex is really excited about the prospect of Crash on his team, since Crash was originally created by Cortex, so it's a weird moment that never really happened. explored in games before. "
These Flashback Tapes sound a bit like Celeste's extra strawberry levels - super hard bonus levels that are also pretty hard to unlock. The revamped trilogy wasn't light on the challenge in first place, but it's cool to see Crash 4 push that old school element even further.
Earlier this month we saw new abilities and a whole new game mode for Crash 4.