Crash Bandicoot’s girlfriend from the original Crash Bandicoot game, Tawna Bandicoot, is returning to Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time—But, this time, with an all-new look and a status that sees her as the heroine of her world.
Fans of the franchise who played the series from the start would recall Tawna for her Barbie looks. Which, by design, is the quintessential archetype of the damsel in distress, particularly to Crash Bandicoot.
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From a Different Universe
Now a playable character in Crash Bandicoot 4, Tawna is donning new looks, as if a different character. In addition, she is also quite literally a heroine in her universe. Because, as it appears, this particular Tawna does come from a different universe than the one we had known. Much for its creators to label her as “Tawnaverse” Tawna.
The reimagining of Tawna took a few designs, originally seeing her as an Australian outback traveler to a hardy mountain climber until finally landing a blueprint that truly justifies a new image.
Featuring a half-shaved, blue-dyed hairstyle, spiked leather jacket, and a pair of pink leg warmers, this iteration of Tawna is a far cry to the original. Adding to all that also is a spunky expression that gives the impression of somebody dead set for taking on challenges. And, of course, with the accompanying confidence of overcoming the ordeal at hand.
Unique Signature Moves
Despite being categorically a “bandicoot,” Tawna is relatively unique to both Crash and Coco in that she possesses her moves. Too unparalleled that playing with her breathes new life in the game. But this is also not to say that she does not share similarities with her ilk. Which, like the previous two, also sees her doing spinning attacks, either for targeting nearby enemies or breaking crates.
Tawna’s most unique ability is a hook-shot that lets her tread levels with snap and ease. In addition, the same skill can also be used for other stuff, too. Such as letting her attack enemies and crates from afar. A nifty ability that makes specific level design work stringent to Tawna.
Another signature move would be her ability to wall-jump, which, quite literally, lets her access new heights.
Eager fans will still have to wait until Oct. 2, 2020, to play the Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. But pre-ordering the game now will allow for a playable demo on Sept. 16. Giving pre-order buyers early access to some of the best parts of the game before experiencing the full package at launch.
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