Login

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled's Adventure Mode detailed, new footage shared

Adventure Time!

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is going to include an Adventure Mode to keep single-players occupied, and also to provide a way to learn the ins and outs of racing. In a Playstation Blog feature, Beenox goes over just what to expect in Adventure Mode.

In bringing the Adventure Mode back, we knew we had to hit all the elements that made the original so special. The challenges are the same — there are trophy races, boss races, relic races, token races, and gem cups. The characters are back — choose from Crash, Coco, Cortex, Polar, Pura, Tiny or any of the other starting lineup characters you remember from the original. And the thrill of earning new characters (like Ripper Roo and Pinstripe Pontoroo) is still a huge part of the fun.

However, we wanted to take things a step further for CTR Nitro-Fueled. Instead of just earning the boss characters like in the original, players will now earn something every time they win a race. Players will be getting new kart parts, character skins, or kart customization items with every victory. Also, players will now earn the boss characters immediately after they beat that boss, instead of after Gem Cups (which now unlock a new set of valuable prizes). This includes the ability to earn Nitros Oxide himself — though that is no easy task!

Check out the full blog here

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 - another gameplay clip

Crash is back in the driver’s seat! Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled "Nitros Oxide" Edition is a GameStop exclusive in the U.S., includes bonus pin set

Crashing into GameStop

Rev up your racing game with the Crash Team Racing Nitros Oxide & Pin Bundle. Hit the road with this GameStop exclusive bundle that includes the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled game, 4-piece pin set and Nitros Oxide Edition digital content. Take control of your Crash Team Racing style with the essentials, on and off the track.

Nitros Oxide & Pin Bundle Includes:
1 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled game (standard edition)
4 Collectible CTR polished & enameled pins
1 download code for Nitros Oxide Edition Digital Deluxe content*
Crash is back in the driver's seat! Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It's the authentic CTR experience, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max:

Start your engines with the original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups and controls
Power slide to glory in additional karts, tracks and arenas from Crash Nitro Kart
Race online with friends and Crash the competition with online leaderboards
With Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. It's the CTR you love, now kicked into the highest gear.

*Nitros Oxide Edition digital content requires internet download. Digital content includes: Nitros Oxide playable character, Oxide's Hovercraft playable kart, additional Nitros Oxide character skin, Star Crash, Star Coco, Star Cortex character skins, and additional content to be announced. Nitros Oxide character and Oxide's Hovercraft kart also earnable in-game as rewards in the Adventure Mode

Grab your copy here

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - 'Nitros Oxide' character featurette

Breathe it in

Greetings, creatures of this planet, I've come to compete. So you pesky earthlings like to race, eh, hehehehe. Well I, Nitros Oxide, am the fastest racer in the galaxy. I travel the stars looking for creatures to test my skills. It's a little game I call Survival of the Fastest. Here's the way we play: I challenge the best driver of your world to a race for the planet. If your driver wins I'll leave your miserable little rock alone. But if I win I'll turn your entire globe into a concrete parking lot and make you my slaves. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Get ready to race for the fate of your planet!

Activision offering refunds on Guitar Hero Live, so long as you purchased in Dec. 2017 or after

Did you happen to buy Guitar Hero Live in Dec. of 2017, or after? If so, you are entitled to a refund on your purchase.

As you might remember, Activision announced quite awhile ago that they would be ending the Guitar Hero TV service for Guitar Hero Live. GHTV gave users an online TV channel of sorts that offered countless songs to play. Songs would change daily/weekly/monthly, really upping the overall value of the package.

With GHTV now dead, Activision feels it's only fair to refund people the cost of purchase if they got the game in Dec. 2017 or after. If you somehow got the game and had no idea that the service was ending, you'd quickly find out that you're missing out on a large chunk of what made the experience enjoyable. If you happen to fall into that very slim category, you can file a claim for a refund here.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - cover art

Crash is back in the driver’s seat! Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled creative director shares a dev blog on the game's tech and more

Crash Team Racing's major overhaul was revealed last week, confirmed the long-standing rumor of a remake. It's obvious the game looks quite a bit improved over the original release, and over on the official Playstation blog, Beenox Creative Director Thomas Wilson went into detail on the project.

Our studio gets the proposition, ‘’How would you guys feel about remastering CTR?’’. I remember pausing for a second. And then I blurted out: ‘’You’re kidding, right?’’ I felt a sudden rush of adrenaline. That tingling feeling of joy and excitement spreading through your whole body. Throughout the discussions, I remember telling myself: ‘’Please, please, oh please, let this project become real.’’ And here we are! The game we were so eager to reveal to the world has been announced. No turning back now! We’re going full throttle towards June 21st and we’re so excited to show you what we have in store!

Full blog here

Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2018 – Crash is back again, and this time he’s revved up to the max in Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, an authentic Crash Team Racing experience that’s been remastered in stunning HD and so much more. Power-sliding into players’ hands on June 21st, 2019, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled also brings fans online multiplayer racing. Get ready to start your engines as the game will be available for the PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch™, and the family of Xbox One devices from Microsoft, including the Xbox One X.

Developed by Beenox and published by Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), 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.

“The love that fans have for Crash Team Racing goes beyond just a fun kart racing game, and we’re excited to finally show fans what we’ve been working on to celebrate its 20th anniversary,” said Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head at Beenox. “Not only are we revamping Crash Team Racing from the kart up in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, we are giving fans a whole lot more including all the characters and tracks they love, with tons of added animations and personality that the original platform just couldn’t convey. We can’t wait to see fans go head-to-head as they test their Crash kart racing mettle in online multiplayer.”

Players who want to kick their Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled into the highest gear can pre-order the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Nitros Oxide Edition. In the digital deluxe edition, the self-proclaimed fastest racer in the galaxy, Nitros Oxide will be a playable character from day one in all game modes. Players will also receive the full Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled game, Oxide’s Hovercraft kart, space-themed character skins for Crash, Coco, Cortex, and much more. Players who do not purchase the Nitros Oxide Edition can earn the Nitros Oxide character and Oxide’s Hovercraft kart by completing some of the fiercest challenges in the Adventure Mode.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Nitros Oxide Edition are available for pre-order starting today. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Nitros Oxide Edition will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.99. Watch the official trailer here. More information about Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled can be found at www.crashbandicoot.com. Fans are also invited to follow Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as subscribe to the YouTube channel at YouTube.com/crashbandicoot.

Chinese patch announced for Diablo III: Eternal Collection

Chinese Diablo III: Eternal Collection fans rejoice. A Chinese patch has been announced for the game, which will add Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese support for the game. No official release date has been given for the patch, but we'll let you know when it goes live.