Crash Bandicoot, one of the greatest video game creations of all time, will make his long-awaited PlayStation 2 debut this November courtesy of Vivendi Universal Interactive.
Subtitled The Wrath of Cortex, Crash Bandicoot's first PlayStation 2 title returns to the stunning blend of platform and action elements of the million-selling PSone games, but uses the Sony console's superior technology to create a larger and more interactive game world. As such, Wrath of Cortex finds Crash running, jumping and spinning through over 30 hazard-filled levels, with a host of familiar faces from the long-running series also along for the ride.
Once again series' villain and Crash's arch nemesis, Dr Cortex, is up to no good and is planning to use the power of the elements to raise a powerful Elemental Lord to kill our hero. Thus, Crash is thrown into a series of levels themed around Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, and must avoid contact with Cortex's many cronies while collecting bonuses and using whatever comes to hand in order to reach the end of the level.
Amongst the new additions of the PlayStation 2 game is Crash's all-new tiptoe move, while the series' use of vehicles has also been hugely expanded with Crash gaining access to gyrocopters, jeeps and a scooter. Players can also now control Crash's friends, with Coco - his girlfriend - also stepping into the limelight during the course of the game.
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