Activision and Beenox announced that the multiplayer kart-racing game, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled will launch next year in the summer for home consoles. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of the game starting June 21st, 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
The announcement came during The Game Awards, hosted by Geoff Keighley. It was somewhat of a surprise given that most people didn’t expect to see Crash Team Racing making a debut back onto the gaming scene at the big event. It was featured in a minute long trailer that got straight to the point, showcasing a lot of the single-player and multiplayer gameplay that gamers can expect when it launches on June 21st, 2019 next year. Check it out below, courtesy of ONE Media.
The trailer starts with a look back at the original Crash Team Racing, but then it reveals that the classic PSX title is being revived for today’s generation of gamers, complete with bringing back the characters, tracks, and power-ups that helped shape the identity of the game nearly 20 years ago.
Thankfully they aren’t distorting or removing key features from the remake. More specifically, they are retaining the local multiplayer in addition to adding online multiplayer. You’ll be able to battle with or against up to three other people in the four-player split-screen mode across the home consoles. That’s a pretty cool thing given that PS4 and Xbox One games have been shunning split-screen like the plague.
The variety of kart vehicles will return, along with a variety of power-ups. I wonder if they’ll add online leagues to the stable? The modes are being kept rather clandestine at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll get a full feature roll out closer to launch.
You can look for Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled to launch next year in June for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.