After the news broke that a new Crash Bandicoot game would soon be headed to our consoles, Vivendi Games Mobile have announced the European launch of Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart on to our mobiles.

The game is being released in two formats – 2D for Java phones and 3D for Symbian devices – and will see players race on 16 new tracks in eight new environments.

You can choose to play as your favourite Crash character in any one of five game modes, including cup, arcade, sudden death and monster truck, with an exclusive story mode where in-race challenges will unlock special features.

Speaking of the release Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile, said: "When we decided to create a sequel, we knew we had to set the bar very high and come up with the best kart-racing game available on mobile phones today".

He added: "We have pushed the technology and graphics to the limit in both 2D and 3D and added the craziness and attitude that make Crash Bandicoot games special. The result; a Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart game that really packs a punch with all-new backgrounds, tracks, weapons and even different driving sensations".

Reviews so far have been fairly good, so perhaps it's worth a look...