Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Demo spins to PS Store today

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Demo spins to PS Store today

Pre-order the game digitally and get access to the Crash Bandicoot 4 Demo, available beginning today.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming on October 2, but you don’t have to wait until then to wump into the action – pre-order the game digitally at PlayStation Store and you will be able to download and play the demo starting today*.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Demo spins to PS Store today

The demo includes three levels from the middle of the game – so make sure to brush off your platforming skills and get ready for some new mechanics. And while the full game will allow you to switch between Crash and Coco, the demo focuses on Crash in two levels and Dr. Neo Cortex in the other. 

Snow Way Out

Miss those slippery Ice Levels from Crash? The Crash 4 Demo will help solve that and add in some new time bending madness to the mix. In this level Crash uses the Time Mask – Kupuna-Wa – to slow down ice blocks and temporary platforms for safe passage. The level also includes optional Bonus Path offering even more challenge for those looking to get their crate game on.

Snow Way Out (Cortex Timeline)

Snow Way Out also has an alternate timeline that will put you in the shoes of Dr. Neo Cortex himself, who has entirely different capabilities and moves. For example he can turn enemies into platforms or gelatinous cubes to bounce on. He can also dash on the ground or in mid-air to cross chasms that would otherwise send him to his doom.

If you make it all the way to the end of this section and you’ll converge on the original timeline, and finish the rest of the level as Crash, encountering all new Crate types and updated Crate placements that provide a refreshed challenge.

Dino Dash 

The other level in this demo is Dino Dash. Landing in 88 Million B.C.B, Crash will explore the Eggipus dimension that is littered with pre-historic enemies including, you guessed it, a T-Rex. It wouldn’t be Crash without a good old fashioned chase sequence, right? With the help of Lani-Loli (the phase shift mask), Crash will have to phase objects in and out of existence to navigate hazards and make it through safely. There is another optional bonus path on this level if you really want to test your skills.  

Pre-Order Plans: The Totally Tubular Skins

On top of demo access, purchase Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time digitally (whether a pre-order or after launch) to receive the Totally Tubular Skins (available upon completion of the second level), which show off Crash and Coco’s radical 90s roots.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 / €69.99 / £59.99, and can be pre-ordered at PlayStation Store.

*Demo availability subject to change. Internet Connection Required for download. Available in participating territories. 

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  • I mean the point of a demo is to see if you’ll like it to buy it. When you preorder, you already bought it without trying. THPS did the same. It’s a marketing attempt to get more preorders

    • I totally agree.

    • eeeeeexactly

    • It’s possibly even worse than all those pre order offers from the last generation where they publishers offer you pathetic stuff like extra lives and stuff like that. But this is far worse than incentivizing access to Betas for some online focused games. Like this just makes no sense whatsoever!

    • exactly –this is what i agree with completely–the demo is supposed to see if want to buy it–thats like watching the ending of a movie-making it useless to watch the beginning —

      i wont buy this game now for two reasons 1 have to pay for the game not knowing it like it–and 2–playstation plus subscribers should get it frre–thats what plus is for–discounts on games free games demos time trials–and all thats gone out the window–so everyone shouldnt buy it–until they give the demo free—i know i am not buying it

  • Stop this garbage practice of making people pay full price of a game in order to play a demo of it.

    • Yeah this like going to buy a car and only after you buy it they allow you to take it for a test drive around the block….

  • Agreed. Don’t call this a demo if you expect people to have already bought the game to try it out. Call it paid early-access or a beta if you want, but demos are for people to play and decide if they want to buy a game.

  • A demo for pre-orders only simply gives an opportunity for someone who wanted the game to play it, dislike it, and cancel the pre order.

    People like me, however, may actually pre order the game if I could play the demo. This practice if demo for ore orders only is so silly and not helpful to sell a product. Demos sell more than advertisements or reviews ever do. Please start offering more demos!

  • In not paying to pay a demo.

    Shaft it.

  • I have to buy the game to get the free demo?

  • You don’t get the point of demos at all. I’m not pre-ordering a £60 game (and that price is insane in itself!) just for the demo. I’d want to play the demo to make up my mind whether I want to buy the game. At this rate I’ll just wait a year or two til the game gets cheap in a sale or ends up on PS Plus. Cheers for killing my enthusiasm for the game

  • Trust Activision to put a demo behind a game pre-order.

    To all game companies reading this, get your flipping head readjusted.

    The whole point of a demo is to expand your game’s publicity to a wider audience.

  • Cool I am highly interested in seeing Dr. Cortex playable looks like there is various playing styles in the game.

    Though having to pre order the game just for the demo is ridiculous. I am hopping it’s an early access type thing then the demo is released to the public down the road.

    I mean you really shouldn’t have to pay anything for a free demo. Hopping this gets enough backlash for them to change there decision.

  • I’m very disappointed in Activision for this, and disappointed in Sony for allowing it. In all my years of gaming I’ve never seen a demo for a game come with a requirement to pre-order it. Imagine my excitement learning the demo launched, and going to download it, only to straight up be told that I can’t because I prefer to buy the game physical elsewhere. I was already planning to buy the game soon after launch.

  • I hate and will never understand this stupid idea of preordering to get the demo. You download a demo to test the game and see if you want to purchase it. It makes absolutely no sense.

  • This demo would have been a great PS Plus perk.

  • I thought hmm, yeah. I’ll try it, see if I like it, and if I do, pre-order.. But locking the demo behind a pre-order?? Serious feck off. I’ll keep my money.

  • This is not a demo! This is a pre-order bonus.

  • I swear to god, if i see the words “free demo” im gonna lose it. its not free… the demo costs $60

  • Loved the demo a must for any crash fan.

  • This is not a free demo, this is a pre-order incentive. Clearly you don’t think the game is good enough or you would allow everyone to try it.

  • Looks interesting imma download it

  • Hi,
    A demo is supposed to give you a glimpse of or a feel about how the game would be, at best build you to get use to some tricky game controls, tying the demo to a must pre-ordering isn’t fair.

  • Why would I play a demo of a game I have preordered?

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