Crash Bandicoot Racing was a popular and diverting title on the PlayStation, even if a certain other console was better known for go-kart games at the time. Today Vivendi Universal announced another sequel (the last one was 2003's Crash Nitro Kart), and it’s to be developed by Radical Entertainment, the house behind the massive selling, EA published Simpsons: Hit and Run.
The game will feature a ‘clash’ function, whereby racers can crash into opponents’ carts and create a huge car with a rear mounted weapon of some sort – one player carries on driving, the other lets rip with the gun. Reminds us *a bit* of Mario Kart Double Dash, but does sound better implemented.
In a nod to the fondly remembered platformers featuring the marsupial, drivers will be able to leave their cars to collect power-ups around the track on foot. XBOX, Gamecube and PS2 versions have all been confirmed, each featuring play for up to eight karters via split screen and system link-up. There’s talk of a PSP version, and the game is coming out for DS too, with wi-fi enabled four player link-up. This DS version will be developed by Sensory Sweep. We’ll have details of more features here at SPOnG as they are announced.