Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - Papu Papu character breakdown

Papu's in the house

Activision has shared a number of character cards and stats for racers in the upcoming Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. Today we get a rundown of Papu Papu, which you can see above.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled might include tracks from Crash Tag Team Racing (UPDATE)

Even more retro tracks than expected?

UPDATE - Unfortuantely, this information has turned out to be untrue. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled will feature karts from Crash Tag Team Racing, but not tracks.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is already packing in a ton of content, but it seems that we might be in for even more revamped classic tracks. According to the video above, an Activision rep has confirmed that tracks from Crash Tag Team Racing are going to be included as well. That's the first time we've heard anything about that, so either the rep broke some information unknowingly, or the comment was a mistake.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled mug now available to preorder

Don't drink and drive, kids

Start your engines, and get ready to race – the winning trophy is almost in your grasp! This official Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled trophy mug is based on the iconic trophy from the game, and will make you look like a winner whenever you use it! If you don’t fancy drinking from it, no sweat – it’s just as good to display as an awesome collectible on your shelf, desk, or cabinet!

- Official Crash Bandicoot product
- Based on the trophy from the game
- Great collectible for displaying at home
- Made of premium quality ceramic
- 250ml capacity

Grab yours here

Numskull Designs proudly reveals official Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled merchandise & clothing

There's an incense burner?!

Numskull Designs is incredibly proud to announce the official Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled merchandise range, in celebration of the upcoming launch of the video game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on June 21.

Continuing Numskull’s legacy of beloved Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon products, this range has been highly anticipated by Crash fans for months. Celebrating the long-awaited return of Crash Team Racing, the range includes amazingly unique collectibles such as the Crash Bandicoot incense burner, furry dice, car air freshener, toolbox pin set and tons more.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Incense Burner

Staaaaaart your engines, because this is the king of all Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled merchandise – an official incense burner! Place an incense cone in the base, and watch as smoke bellows from the kart exhaust pipes in a mesmerising display of incense awesomeness.

Based on official art from Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, this makes for an exceptional display piece for your cabinet, desk, or shelf, whether you choose to use it as an incense burner or not. It’s the ultimate Crash Team Racing collectible! Grab yours before it becomes a rare must-have.

Here’s what started it all - now available for fans! Similar to the dice used to tease the announcement of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, these official furry dice are a one of a kind item for CTR fanatics. Including the new Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled logo into their design, these are perfect for hanging from the back of your car, or simply displaying as an awesome collectible at home. They’re a Crash Team Racing merch essential!

The full range includes:

- Furry Dice
- Air Fresheners
- Crate Keychain
- Trophy Keychain
- Crash Cove T-shirt
- Eat the Road T-shirt
- Powerslide Hoodie
- Face Snapback
- Racing-inspired Snapback
- Metal Badge Mug
- Trophy Mug
- Wumpa Fruit Crate Mug
- Tire Coasters
- Commemorative Medal
- Toolbox Pin Set
- Incense Burner

The range is now available to preorder here, and will launch to coincide with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on June 21st.

Basic Bandicoots Beware – Customization Coming to Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Revamp your whip

For the first time, Crash Team Racing fans will have the opportunity to customize their karts and characters in Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled!

Revealed today in a tricked-out trailer HERE, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled 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! What’s more, karts from Crash Tag Team Racing will be available in the new game.

In addition to the ability to customized karts, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will also let players customize their racers. Yes, lead developer Beenox is adding N. sane character skins to the remastered game. This will allow players to adorn their characters with a zany sense of swag and personality - Boo-ya! Also new to the CTR experience are unique podium animations available to certain skins making celebrating victories even more amazing. And if that wasn’t enough, characters from Crash Nitro Kart will be available in the new game.

Players will earn customization items by playing through the Adventure Mode and also by collecting in-game Wumpa Coins to swag out their kart and characters in the game’s Pit Stop area. What’s more, character stats, just as you remember are returning and will include Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes. So, whether you are a first-time racer, or a pro eager to put your skills to the test again, the wait is almost over!

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled launches June 21, 2019.

GAME UK offering pin set preorder bonus with Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Pin yours down

GAME in the UK has revealed their preorder bonus for Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. No matter what version of the game you get, your preorder will come with a special Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled pin set. You can grab your preorder here.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled doesn't support save data cloud backup

Crash and burn

While you'll need the Switch Online service to enjoy online play in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, there's one Switch Online feature the game won't support. According to Nintendo's official info page for the game, save data cloud backup is not included. We don't have any word on why that is, but it's certainly disappointing to hear that.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - "Nitros Oxide Edition" trailer

Lots of extra goodies

If you plan on picking up Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, you might want to go with the Nitros Oxide Edition. It offers up a lot of extra content for the game, which you can get a complete rundown of in the trailer above.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled gets new cover art

Racing revamp

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is heading to the Switch in late June, and it's coming with some new cover art. Activision has revealed a new piece of art that's going to replace the cover we've seen up to this point. I think I'm digging this new cover art better!

Check out off-screen footage for Tiger Temple from Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

That tiger is so cute!

CTRNF GameStop Demo Tiger Temple from r/crashbandicoot

It's not the highest-quality footage, but it is our first video look at Tiger Temple from Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. This footage comes from one of the demo events that GameStop recently held for the title.