Here’s something we never expected to hear: Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, the remake of the classic Playstation kart-racer, is going to have seasonal content updates. New content will appear in the game for months after its release, free of charge. That’s definitely something that never happened in the original!
Already, the game is said to have all the tracks from the first game, AND all the tracks from its lesser-played sequel, Crash Nitro Kart. Now developer Beenox has revealed a Grand Prix event that will introduce new characters and tracks to CTR post-launch. The first of these will begin July 3, not long after the release of the game.
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).
Three Grand Prix seasons are planned, and the last one is rumored to be adding a certain purple dragon to the game.
“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,” says 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.”
Kudos to these guys for really going the extra mile with Crash Team Racing and making this more than just an ordinary remake. CTR: Nitro-Fueled will be out for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One and PC June 21.