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20 years is quite a long time in “video game” years, as new and improved technology is always being made and tinkered with. Which is why whenever a game from childhood is given a remastered makeover, it’s exciting to see what else is being done — beyond graphics. Not all improvements may stick the landing, but for a kart racing game? Bring it on.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is doing just that. After mashing together Crash Team Racing and Crash Nitro Kart, the Crash Bandicoot themed racing game is bringing skins and kart customization. In a trailer released today, we get a small glimpse of how we can not only trick out the kart bodies, but the wheels, decals, paint jobs, and stickers, too.


Whether you choose a hero or a villain, you can go one step further and pick a brand new outfit. Other ensembles found throughout Crash’s trilogy, animals, and more, this remastered game is pulling out all the stops when it comes to referencing pop culture.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled crosses the finish line on Nintendo Switch on June 21st.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)