Justin Rasch, a Lead Animator for High Impact Games, has revealed through posting a web based C.V resume that he is currently at work on a new Crash Team Racing game for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii. If you’re a fan of the Crash Bandicoot games, then time to get a little excited - but only a little.
Taken from Justin Rasch’s Resume:
High Impact Games / Burbank, CA 2006 – Present
Crash Team Racing – Prototype – PS3 - Xbox 360 - Nintendo Wii
Animated many In-game Playable Characters and Cinematics.
Oversaw Team of Animators.
Coordinated – Directed all animation for Prototype.
Created Toy Prototypes for Characters and Functionality within game.
Crash Team Racing was originally a Playstation V1 racing game where players controlled different characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe, most of whom raced in karts. While racing, players used weapons and power-ups to gain advantages over other near-by players which made the game far more fun and addictive than any other typical racer. It was released in 1999 and if you liked Nintendo’s Mario Kart, then this was exactly the Playstation equivalent you could wish for.
No further information on the next-gen version development is known that could reveal whether this is a retail game or WiiWare title.
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