Update: Following the below gameplay leak, Activision has now confirmed more details about Crash Team Rumble. YouTuber Canadian Guy Eh has some new gameplay footage, embedded above.

Firstly, the multiplayer title is due to launch on 20th June 2023 on PS5 and PS4, with full crossplay support so you can play with those on other platforms. We'll be able to play it a little sooner than that, though, as a closed beta test is set to take place next month.

From 20th-24th April, participants can play the closed beta, which will feature five characters — Crash, Coco, Tawna, Neo Cortex, and Dingodile. There will also be three maps to play during the test.

You can gain entry to the beta by pre-ordering either the standard or deluxe edition of Crash Team Rumble. The former will cost $29.99, and includes the game, closed beta access, and a Season 1 premium battle pass. The latter costs $39.99 and includes all that plus a Season 2 premium battle pass and various other digital goodies.

Activision has also provided a few more details on the game itself. Characters will fall into one of three classes — Blocker, Booster, or Scorer — and will have unique abilities to help their teammates bag as many Wumpa fruits as possible. What do you make of Crash Team Rumble so far? Let us know in the comments!

Original Story: Crash Team Rumble, the team-based multiplayer game starring Crash Bandicoot and co., was announced at the end of last year. We've seen very little of this spin-off since, and of course, fans are excited to get their first proper glimpse at the title in action. Fortunately for them, a small leak has granted that wish earlier than intended.

The leak appears to come from IGN Italy, which has posted a 30-second clip of the game. This same video has also been spread around on Twitter. In it, we see someone playing as Crash in the closing moments of a match, running around and picking up Wumpa fruit while avoiding a pursuing Dingodile.

To recap, Crash Team Rumble is a 4v4 multiplayer game that pits hero characters against villains. Your objective is to collect as many Wumpa fruits for your team as you can, and each character has their own abilities to help their team or hinder the other.

We're also seeing murmurings of breaking NDAs, which suggests publisher Activision is gearing up for an official reveal in the near future. Hopefully we'll get to see much more of the game very soon.

Are you excited for Crash Team Rumble? Spin out in the comments section below.

[source it.ign.com, via eurogamer.net, videogameschronicle.com]