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After plenty of speculation, Activision finally confirmed that it will soon be bringing Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time to Switch. Toys for Bob creative producer Lou Studdert has since offered additional insight into the new version of the game.

In terms of what to expect regarding frame rate and resolution, Studdert said:

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time appears to be more than just a simple port on Switch. Twitter user Kanozu_ put together a few comparison screenshots with the PlayStation 4 version, which show that the team did more than merely decrease the resolution.

Based on what we’ve seen from the Switch version, it looks like the models and assets have been reworked. The game now employs a slightly more cel-shaded appearance on Nintendo’s console.

Here’s the full set of comparisons:

After much speculation, Activision has finally announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to Switch. It will launch on March 12.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time first launched last October. Despite Activision not announcing a Switch version, it was listed for Nintendo’s console in the official website’s source code. Then shortly after release, fans spotted what appeared to be an internal profile for Switch in the game’s data.

Here’s an overview of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time as well as the announcement trailer:

Yesterday, a new Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial was announced for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Nintendo only shared news for North America at the time, but we now have confirmation that Europe will be gaining access as well.

As previously mentioned, the Game Trial will allow Nintendo Switch Online members to play Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled entirely free for a week. You’ll be able to access all content, including local and online multiplayer.

Like North America, the Game Trial for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be offered in Europe between December 30 and January 5.

The next Game Trial has been revealed for the Nintendo Switch Online service. In just a couple of days, members can try out the full game for an entire week, including local and online multiplayer. Save data will transfer to the full version.

The trial for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled goes live on December 30 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. It’ll last until January 5 at 11:59 PM PT / January 6 at 2:59 AM ET.


Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has already been rumored for Switch. Before the game even released, Nintendo’s system was clearly mentioned on the official website. Talk about a Switch version is now picking up again following launch.

After digging through the .ini file for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, it’s apparently been discovered that a Switch profile is hidden within. While it’s possible that it could be leftover code from Unreal Engine 4 – which was used to develop the game – YouTuber Canadian Guy Eh points out that we can see “Copied from Falcon” multiple times in the code. Falcon was the project name for Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which is also on Switch and was made by Toys for Bob. In other words, some optimization code may have been borrowed for the base of Crash Bandicoot 4 on Switch.

A few months ago, Activision announced Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. The release is now coming up in just a couple of weeks. Although there hasn’t been any news regarding a Switch version, some evidence suggests that it could be happening in the future.

Activision brought out a demo for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 a few days ago, and interestingly enough, there’s some news for Switch fans. Images have supposedly been found in the files of the Switch unit itself, in addition to the Joy-Con Grip and Pro Controller.

Here’s a look:

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled are both out on Switch, and by all accounts, they did pretty well. It was therefore a bit of a disappointment to see that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – the latest entry in the series – was not announced for the console as part of the initial reveal. There hasn’t been anything confirming a Switch release, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted something that gives a little bit of hope to cling on to.

Over on the official website for Crash Bandicoot 4, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are the only listed systems. However, in the site’s source code, the platforms category also includes Switch. It’s unclear if this was merely a mistake or is a sign of future plans.

One possibility is that we could see Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on Switch down the road. Activision has brought releases to Switch well after their initial launches as we saw with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The company has also said it is “still evaluating additional platforms for a future date”. 


Amazon has posted the final cover image for The Art of Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Get a look at the design above.

The Art of Spyro Reignited Trilogy should be out later this month. You can reserve it on Amazon, Amazon Canada, and Amazon UK.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled isn’t getting any additional Grand Prix events, but Activision and Beenox aren’t stopped support for the game. The two companies have outlined what else is planned moving forward.

Here’s the full rundown: