Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled may be a nostalgia-filled experience for fans once the racing remake comes out next month, but not everything will be quite the same. In the latest installment of PlayStation Underground, developer Beenox took players on an extended tour of the Adventure Mode. While it will remain faithful to the original game mode from the 1999 PlayStation game, there will be a bit more going on in terms of player progression, per the video and an accompanying blog post.
As with the original game, the Adventure Mode has players explore a map and take on challenges, with the endgame being a confrontation with Nitros Oxide, an extraterrestrial hellbent on turning the world into a parking lot. The same types of challenges (that I was so bad at completing when I was a child playing the original game) are available in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and will include trophy races, boss races, relic races, token races, and gem cups.
Where things get a bit different is what the player earns from these challenges—while this Adventure Mode would just earn the players boss characters like Ripper Roo and Pinstripe Pontoroo in the past, Nitro-Fueled will have players earn a variety of goodies after every race win. This will include new kart parts, character skins, customizable items, and other cosmetics. Boss characters will be a bit easier to earn, as players will unlock them after defeating them, rather than after a Gem Cup.
There will also be a lot more versatility with how players choose to play the game, as they can swap between characters, karts, and parts at any time while playing Adventure Mode. If players would like to go old-school, they can select a Classic setting to lock their character and kart for the entirety of the campaign. Other than the aforementioned, the Adventure Mode will also have plenty of fun boss cinematics brand-new to the game.
Check out the PlayStation Underground video below. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will release on PS4 (with exclusive content), Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on June 21. Check out our PAX East preview here, and be sure to pre-order the game through Amazon at this link.