Fans of the iconic bandicoot got some good news when Crash Bandicoot: On the Run was confirmed this week with a new announcement. The game is being made for OS and Android devices. Being a mobile game should have some fans and gamers disappointed though. The platforming formula may translate well to phones, but some fans remain skeptical.
The development is being handled by Activision, a publisher that a lot of people have many feelings about, but there’s another potentially annoying aspect here. The development team on Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is none other than King, the same company behind the Candy Crush games. The business practices of King have been subject to a lot of scrutinies over the years. The most infamous of their shenanigans was probably in 2013 when the game maker sued the indie developer that they allegedly cloned ideas from.
Check out the first trailer listed below for one example of a game King allegedly stole. King would later sue the developers of these games while also trying to trademark “candy” and “saga” in a misguided attempt to allow them to crush their competition.
Anyway, enough about King, let’s talk about the game. Crash Bandicoot: On the Run will feature returning bosses, craftable weapons, customizable characters, and more when it finally comes out. Think of it as a much more fleshed-out version of the classic games, with some new mechanics. Dr. Neo Cortex returns with some nefarious deeds, and it’s up to Crash and Coco to stop him again.
The game will also have cosmetic skins, likely as a form of monetization, when it comes out as well. Players who pre-register for the game will have a special Blue Hyena skin added to their account as well.
So there is no confirmed release date for Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. The game is not out yet obviously, and the details are pretty vague as the game was first announced this week.