In recent weeks, there have been rumors of a new Crash Bandicoot game from Activision and developer Toys for Bob. At the time of writing, nothing has been confirmed, but many are speculating that it will be a reboot of “Wumpa League”, a multiplayer game that was in development but never formally announced. Did you know that Gaming’s Liam Robertson has talked about Wumpa League in the past and has now shared previously unseen concept art from the game, featuring some familiar faces from Crash Bandicoot 4as well as some newcomers.
The concept art can be found in Robertson’s Tweet embedded below.
I’ve now seen enough to believe that the long-rumored Crash Bandicoot multiplayer project has been rebooted (after it was shelved in 2020), so I wanted to share some art from it. As you can see… a lot of characters were planned. Details on gameplay in this thread: https://t.co/ap4qVy3WOI pic.twitter.com/zf1yXPujlw
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) June 9, 2022
In a follow-up Tweet, Robertson confirmed that he has other concept art based on the game, and will be sharing more images in the future. In a recent appearance on the Windows Central podcast, Jez Corden accidentally appeared to confirm that a new Crash Bandicoot game is in development. Corden responded to Robertson’s Tweet above stating that he can confirm “at least a lot” [the characters] are in the current iteration.”
The Crash Bandicoot franchise has held a special place in players’ hearts since 1996. In recent years, the much-loved Bandicoot has appeared in a handful of highly regarded titles, including Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4† Those games came out after a couple of years where Crash was pretty much gone. After Toys for Bob started working on the Call of Duty series, many Crash fans feared that the bandicoot would take another break. While Activision has yet to formally announce the next Crash Bandicoot game, there’s been more than enough talk to suggest a new title is in development, likely to be announced sometime in the near future. It is unclear when exactly that will be, or on which platforms the game will appear. Until we get an official announcement, though, fans should still take these rumors with a grain of salt.
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