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Beenox Introduces Post-Launch Grand Prix Content for CTR Nitro-Fueled

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Beenox Introduces Post-Launch Grand Prix Content for CTR Nitro-Fueled

All racers will have access to themed content, challenges, and unlockable goodies.

We at Beenox have been waiting for this for a long time. Today we’re thrilled to announce the plans for post-launch content for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled! Aside from all of the tracks, characters, modes, and customization you already know about from the main game, expect even more content in the form of the CTR Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix: themed seasonal content and challenges available to anyone who has purchased the game, for no additional cost. This includes an additional track released at the start of each season, and available to play both online and locally from that season onward! The first of these seasons — the Nitro Tour Grand Prix — begins on July 3; less than two weeks after the game launches on June 21. This is our way to give Crash fans everywhere even more ways to race!

Grand Prix Content is not only new, but it’s also introduced by Chick and Stew

We know you’ve got questions, and luckily, we’ve got some answers. But first, let’s give a warm welcome to Chick Gizzard Lips and co-host Stew — ace rooster commentators for CTR TV, your CTR news channel! Yes, the chicken reporters from Crash Tag Team Racing are back and settling into their new roles as hosts for each new season of content! Simply tune in to CTR TV through the game and listen to Chick and Stew introduce each Grand Prix, explaining all the different challenges and rewards you can win by simply participating!

We’ve Got Grand Plans for the Grand Prix

What is a Grand Prix in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, exactly? Think of it as a themed season, constructed around a newly-themed track with a number of different challenges to undertake. Finish a challenge, and you’re awarded Nitro Points (think of Nitro Points like Experience Points). Complete more challenges to continue to fill that Nitro up. When you’ve filled Nitro up to certain levels in your Nitro Gauge, rewards are earned. Examples include new characters, karts, skins, and kart customization items.

You’re easily able to see your Nitro Gauge in the game, which shows your progress, the items you’ve earned along the way, as well as the ones you’re still driving toward! Just keep playing the game to complete these challenges and fill the Nitro Gauge before the end of that Grand Prix to earn every challenge reward. Challenges include top speed, power slide, reverse, and other competitive challenges, and they vary from easy to quite hard, increasingly testing your skill as the season goes on.

If you reckon you’re the best Bandicoot in the racing business, it’s time to prove it: with global leaderboards for every Grand Prix Season, you can compete to be the best in the world and win special in-game reward items!

Redeem Those Wumpa Coins: Head to the Pit Stop

As well as completing Grand Prix challenges to earn Nitro Points, filling up the Nitro Gauge, and unlocking a specific set of rewards every season, you can also earn Wumpa Coins by participating in Grand Prix challenges too. As you learned a couple of weeks ago, as you gather these Wumpa Coins, you can redeem them in CTR Nitro-Fueled’s Pit Stop for even more items.
Speaking of the Pit Stop, we’re also excited to announce that during each Grand Prix a new set of items will be introduced to it, like even more characters, kart sets, wheels, paint jobs, decals, stickers, and skins. With this, players have the ability to redeem their Wumpa Coins to play as racers that go beyond the original CTR and to find many unique ways to customize their characters and karts.

Season 1: Time to Get Warped — Welcome to the Nitro Tour!

Now that we’ve laid the foundation for what the Grand Prix is, let’s dive into the first Grand Prix, set to launch on July 3! It’s called the Nitro Tour Grand Prix and features a track called “Twilight Tour”, which reimagines the Ancient Egypt and Arabian Town levels from Crash Bandicoot: Warped — so look for some familiar sights and sounds as you’re racing!

Season 1: Say Hello to Tawna Bandicoot and the Nitro Squad!

This one has been difficult to keep as a secret for so long! We’re excited to announce that as well as an enthralling new track to perfect in the first Grand Prix, players are also able to earn Tawna the Bandicoot as a playable character. Players are able to unlock Tawna by earning Nitro Points during the first Grand Prix, and are also able to earn an amazing new Motorsport Tawna skin which lets the world know that she means business!

In addition to Tawna, players will be re-introduced to Ami, Isabella, Megumi, and Liz. Together, they are now known as the Nitro Squad (formerly known as the Trophy Girls in the original CTR), and are now characters that you can race with! They can be unlocked using Wumpa Coins in the Pit Stop during the first Grand Prix. These global bandicoots hail from all over the world, and are ready to compete! There will also be new Motorsport skins for them as well, to really show off their speed and style.

Season 1: More than just new Characters

In addition to the new characters, you will see a bunch of other items that will be a part of the first Grand Prix, including international-themed items for players to show their national pride, new kart parts, and even the return of Le Chaux, the fan favorite kart from CTTR!
In short, make sure that starting on July 3, you are beating challenges in the Nitro Tour Grand Prix to fill up your Nitro Gauge, keep earning those Wumpa Coins by playing any mode in the game, and make sure you are heading to the Pit Stop to see what’s new!

Looking to the Future

That’s a deep dive into the first Grand Prix season, but as teased today, this is only the beginning! We have some incredible Grand Prix seasons coming up, including one that revolves around everyone’s favorite purple dragon… (if that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will).

Our goal with the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix is to make sure that the race lives on, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to talk to you about it. Make sure you start practicing when the game comes out on June 21, because the real challenge begins on July 3!

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  • ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! This is SO much content for a game already loaded with content! Thank you so much!

  • Can’t wait, this looks so good!

  • TheRealZenic

    Are you able to do the challenges singleplayer or is it all online?

    • Jagerbomber9

      It sounds like it works in single player as well. (Though you probably still have to be connected to the internet though…).

  • My question is after a season emds will the characters and skins be unlockable in a different fashion or will the grand prixs be rotated

    • iKickBullies

      Yeah I hope so. Would suck otherwise. Even if they become paid dlc after. I just wanna make sure I can get all content though I will make sure to unlock immediately

    • Jagerbomber9

      I’d certainly hope so.

  • Loving this game so much already

  • Honestly, I’m hoping that these challenges can be done and characters and customization items can be unlocked once the season “ends” (so you can’t necessarily get on the leaderboard for the season once it’s over, but can still perform challenges for rewards and unlock Pit Stop stuff from that season). Otherwise, I’m excited!

    • I hope so too – I guess there is a chance seasonal grand prixs can rotate (although the themed one you want may not come back for a while), or maybe that unearned items are sold via MTX or a much higher in-game currency.

      I think it would be nice to have a WAY to unlock old seasonal items, but I’m ok with earning via the season being the best way to do so.

    • Chilldude73

      Dead-Sync: I agree wholeheartedly in that the Grand Prix/seasons should be the best way to get these new characters and customization options, and that I think they should either rotate the seasons or find a different way to earn the stuff you may have missed. Or, as a third option, start by having the seasons rotate, and if that becomes too difficult for Beenox to keep up (eventually all games/devs have that issue), find another way to give the content out; basically the first option then the second. I like your suggestion; making them available in the Pit Stop for more than they were originally in the case of things in there already and for a high price for the ones in the challenges. I like the idea of SOME exclusive unlocks, but only if they’re purely cosmetic. If it’s a new character or something that will change the game/give it more flair, I wouldn’t want that to be locked out.

    • Sounds likenBeenox jas said absolutely no MTX

    • @snarls – That’s good! Then yeah maybe rotating seasons might be the way to go.

      When they eventually stop creating new seasons, I’m sure they can put them on a rotating schedule or something.

    • @deadsync according to a Beenox employee at least a few weeks ago the plan was to put the content after a season ends into the pit stop where in game content is unlocked

  • This is the best kart racer of all time and I haven’t even played it yet! You have been giving me everything I asked for so far.

    The only things left I ask for now is N. Brio, Koala Kong, and Rilla Roo. I sincerely hope we will get them in the future.

  • Wow this is insane! I knew CTRNF was going to have tons of content to go with, but using the season approach for ways to unlock even more content is awesome, and a nice way to encourage people to keep coming back. The fact that these season unlock progressions come at no extra cost too, are fantastic!

  • Love the cutesy character design a whole lot.

  • I love this idea, but I hope this is free and not an extra charge like a battle-pass

  • Silver_Whisp

    THis sounds cool and all and I am happy Tawna and Spyro are characters in the game in some way but I have a question.

    I’m in college and thus I won’t be able to just constantly grind these grand prix and will likely miss a few. If that happens and I don’t unlock something, will it and the other stuff be put into the pit stop once its over or do I just loose them forever?

    Like I have a feeling they will be put in the pitt stop but there’s part of me that doesn’t trust them even if Activision is just publishing. I hope someone thinks to ask this question to Beenox. I’d hate to think that I and others couldn’t get x character cause I or other people were in school or sick or something.

  • Extremely excited for this release, the original was one of the best racing games.

  • GooDer_gAMe

    Is the campaign mode for this game strictly single player, or can you play with a friend either locally or online?

  • crimson_shadow3

    Absolutely amazing!! Just 3 days left till we play the best racing kart game ever made!! Beenox please add characters like Rilla Roo, Robot Velo, Evil Crash, Evil Twins & Spyro characters, they would be amazing in the game. Cynder, Elora, Bianca, Sheila, Hunter, Moneybags, Professor, Sgt.Bird, Bently, Agent 9, Gnasty Gnorc, Ripto, Sorceress, Crush & Gulp. I know this is a lot from the Spyro universe but it’ll add so much more longevity to CNF & the seasonal events to keep it fresh.

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