Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
June 16, 2019
arrowPress Releases








If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Press Releases
  CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED KEEPS FOOT ON THE GAS POST-LAUNCH WITH FREE SEASONAL CONTENT FOR ALL PURCHASERS
  Share on Twitter RSS
 
 
06/11/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2019-- Crossing the finish line in Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled doesn’t mean the Bandicoot has sung! Today, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) and lead developer Beenox announced that for the first time ever, purchasers of the remastered game will be able to take part in free bonus seasonal content with its Grand Prix in-game offerings post launch. Giving gamers another reason to play, the first Grand Prix will kick off on July 3, 2019, and will include a new track for all players, unlockable characters, karts and various customization items.

The Nitro Squad, formerly known as the Trophy Girls are back and fiercer than ever, as raceable characters for the first time in Crash Team Racing history! Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled launches June 21, 2019, and the Nitro Squad racers can be unlocked in the Grand Prix starting July 3, 2019. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Today, in a first-look of CTR TV, hosts Chick and Stew revealed all the fun awaiting players in the Grand Prix. They also revealed that fans will get a brand-new track with each Grand Prix. The first track is called Twilight Tour, which takes players on an epic journey by day and night through the middle east. That’s not all, Chick and Stew also spilled the news that Tawna will in fact be coming to the CTR universe, as an earnable character in the first Grand Prix. There will be new items and characters dropped into the game’s Pit Stop rotation each Grand Prix, including members of the Nitro Squad in the first season (formerly known as the Trophy Girls). These racers come from regions around the world and are ready to represent their countries with speed and strength! Chick and Stew also let fans know about the content they can expect in the two following Grand Prix Seasons, including the most anticipated event of the century…Spyro’s induction to CTR!

Additionally, in the South Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center at E3 (June 11-13), show attendees can test drive Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Passersby will be among the first in the world to race on remastered Crash Team Racingtracks: Tiny’s Arena and Hot Air Skyway and reimagined Crash™ Nitro Kart tracks: Jungle Boogie and Thunderstruck.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was designed to deliver fun in unexpected and exciting ways. The Grand Prix does that by giving players a reason to fall in love with the game over and over again,” said Thomas Wilson, Co-Studio Head at Beenox. “Crash Team Racing was an iconic game in the ‘90s that influenced how gamers played kart racer games, and we’re thrilled to continue that tradition with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled by introducing new content to players in ways they haven’t imagined yet — the race definitely isn’t over once you cross the finish line.”

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled features all the remastered tracks, characters and modes from the original CTR game, and all the reimagined tracks from the original CNK game — all playable in stunning HD! In addition to this, with the in-game Pit Stop and the Grand Prix seasons, players will be able to race with their earned karts and characters from CNK, as well as content inspired by Crash Tag Team Racing to get the best of the Crash racing universe! Get ready to trick out your ride, complete N. sane battles, get lost in the adventure mode, and race against your friends or frenemies in online multiplayer and more. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled launches on June 21, 2019, and 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. Racers that want to start revving their engines can pre-order both Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Nitros Oxide Edition now. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Nitros Oxide Edition (digital deluxe) will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.99. Watch the official trailer. More information about Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled can be found at www.crashbandicoot.com/crashteamracing. Fans are also invited to follow Twitter,Facebook, and Instagram, as well as subscribe to the YouTube channel at YouTube.com/crashbandicoot.

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements with respect to the expected release dates, features and functionality of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Nitros Oxide Edition, including the in-game Pit Stop and the Grand Prix seasons and events at E3, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guaranteeing of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

© 2019 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CRASH, CRASH TEAM RACING and CRASH NITRO KART are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.