Over the past few weeks, rumors have started to heat up about a new Crash Bandicoot game from Activision and developer Toys for Bob. Nothing has been confirmed at the time of this writing, but many believe it will be a reboot of “Wumpa League”, a multiplayer game that was in development, but never officially announced. Did You Know Gaming’s Liam Robertson has talked about the Wumpa League in the past and has now shared never-before-seen concept art from the game, featuring a number of familiar faces from Crash Bandicoot 4as well as some newcomers.
Concept art can be found in Robertson’s Tweet embedded below.
I’ve seen enough by now to believe that the much-rumored multiplayer Crash Bandicoot project has been rebooted (after being shelved in 2020), so I wanted to share some art of it. . As you can see…many characters were planned. Gameplay details 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 he has more concept art based on the game and will be sharing additional footage in the future. During a recent appearance on the Windows Central podcast, Jez Corden seemed to accidentally confirm that a new Crash Bandicoot game is in development. Corden responded to Robertson’s Tweet above, stating that he “can corroborate at least a bunch of [the characters] are in the current iteration.”
The Crash Bandicoot franchise has held a special place in gamers’ hearts since 1996. Over the past few years, the beloved Bandicoot has appeared in a handful of much-loved titles, including Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4. These games came out after several years where Crash had all but disappeared. After Toys for Bob began work on the Call of Duty series, many Crash fans feared the bandicoot would go on another hiatus. Although Activision has yet to officially announce the next Crash Bandicoot game, there has been more than enough chatter to suggest that a new title is in development and will likely be announced in the near future. It’s unclear exactly when that might be, or what platforms the game will be coming to. However, until we receive an official announcement, fans should always take these rumors with a grain of salt.
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