Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant teams up Crash and Coco

Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant screenshot
Sierra Entertainment announced the upcoming return of everyone’s favorite marsupial hero, Crash Bandicoot, in Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant. Developed by Radical Entertainment, Crash the action-adventure game is scheduled for release this fall on the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, DS and PSP.

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!

Key features in Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant are:
* Mutant in your Pocket! – Not only does Crash gain 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 becomes a “free-romping” environment, allowing 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. Ignore the girl power thing and focus on the local co-op… A second player can join at any time through drop-in/drop-out co-op play. One player can even take over the other player in-game, which results in one controlling the movement and another controlling the shooting. A nice way for parents and kids to work together.

New abilities include:
* Roll and Counter Combat System – Crash will have a fun, agile dodge move and “counter” move which will inflict extra damage on his enemies
* Digging – Crash can now dig underground as real-life bandicoots really do; this will allow for Crash to unlock bonus items
* Climbing – Crash can climb vertical surfaces and jump side-to-side to connected areas and dodge hazards