Are you a fan of the Crash Bandicoot series? If so than listen up because we got the goods on the latest iteration of the series called Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Matter. A recent leaked press release has been making it's rounds along with some leaked images, and while there are only a few details of the game available, the one we care about the most is announced - co-op.
The game will let you team up with Crash's sister, Coco. Coco isn't just Crash in a dress, but instead has some of her own unique abilities like the "treasure hunter" ability. There's no word on whether or not the game features drop-in or drop-out play, or any other co-op features, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.
Right now the game is set to be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, PS2, DS, and PSP. More details after the jump.
The following are direct details from the leaked press release:
In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil; a text-messaging, do-anything device which controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his quick-wits and lightening agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans and save the day!
* Monsters on Demand! - Not only does Crash keep the ability to control his enemies when he jacks them – now he can store his favorite monsters in his pocket, upgrade them and utilize their powers when they are most advantageous
* “Free-Romping” World Design - Wumpa Island is fully realized as a real location, with a “free-romping” design that allows players to travel and explore through intersecting worlds, with different gameplay options available depending on what creature you’ve brought along for the ride
* Girl Power! - Your co-op partner is Crash’s sister, Coco, playable for the first time in the cooperative mode. Not only does Coco make the game that much more inviting for girls to pick up and play, she also brings with her a new tactile “treasure hunt” ability
* New Abilities
o Roll-and Counter Combat System - Crash will have a fun, agile dodge move and “counter” move which will inflict extra damage on his enemies
o Digging - Crash can now dig underground as real-life bandicoots really do; this will allow for Crash to unlock bonus items
o Climbing - Crash can climb vertical surfaces and jump side-to-side to connected areas and dodge hazards