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Crash Team Rumble Resurrects the Crashiverse for Multiplayer Chaos

Crash Team Rumble

Crash Bandicoot is back in Crash Team Rumble, a chaotic team vs team multiplayer game.

The game was revealed during December 2022’s Game Awards, but Activision have now furnished would-be players with more details. It’s a multiplayer game which sees teams of familiar Crash Bandicoot characters taking each other on.

That might sound like a cue for a Super Smash Bros./Multiversus/Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl outing but Crash Team Rumble is a little different. If anything, it reminds us of a mash-up of the sadly un-remastered Power Stone and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

You and your teammates, including Crash, Dr Cortex, Tawna, Coco and more, race around arenas collecting Wumpa Fruit. You have to bank as many of these as you can, while trying to prevent opponents from banking theirs.

You’ll be able to use special powers and each character falls into one of three categories, Blocker, Booster, or Scorer. That’s not to say you can’t score as any of the three categories. However, according to publisher Activision and developer Toys for Bob co-operation is the key.

Yes, that’s the same Toys for Bob who developed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The studio has, since the release of that last game, been working as a Call of Duty support studio. We did wonder if that was their ultimate fate but here they are with Crash Team Rumble.

The other good news is it’s not free to play through there are season passes involved, so make of that what you will. It’s set for a PlayStation5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One release (no mention of a PC version as yet). It’ll also support cross-play between platforms.

A closed beta is taking place this April, between April 20th and April 24th, though you’ll have to pre-order the game for access. You can find out more from the official Crash Bandicoot website.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.