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]
I sure hope it's a free to play game going by that footage.
Looks like it has a similar gameplay loop to Rumbleverse, which is about to shut down. So you'd be forgiven for thinking the days of this one are numbered. However, Activision is nothing if not stubborn. Expect this one to stick around.
Huh, well this is one of the concepts of all time.
It looks okay, but I just can't see it catching on and being very popular unfortunately. That's always the danger for games like this, which rely on a dedicated multiplayer crowd.
@BeerIsAwesome Oh if only the "Activision is nothing if not stubborn. Expect this one to stick around."-part was true for the original CTR franchise (Crash Team Racing)... I'm still sad and disappointed about the way the remake was handled: 30fps locked, no ps5 version, etc.
God I hate the TFB character designs
@4UDIOTAPE I meant stubborn as in they'd let this one keep running and running even though it would be basically dead.
@BeerIsAwesome oh.. Well, in that case, I agree :/
I was hoping for a Crash Bash/Mario Party kind of party game.
This is definitely not for me and any talk of "premium battle pass" is an instant pass regardless
Two days before FFXVI. Yeah no way this is happening and I love Crash
Well, this looks like a F2P title with all the fixings of a F2P title and then it’s got a $30 paywall. No thanks. June is far too crowded for this.
A Crash game with a battle pass. It’s about time.
Legendary platformer Crash Bandicoot, well known for single player fun, returns with a multiplayer only game headlined by a battle pass! Gaming never fails!
I'll see y'all on FF16.
I was hoping this wasn’t another battle pass live service crapfest, alas here we are. I’m no fan of Crash Bash but I’d rather they have remade that than waste resources on this.
I'll stick to the Crash Remake and Crash 4 if i want some Crash Bandicoot. Not interested in this game at all.
It's a neat idea and concept, but watching the gameplay, it kinda looks "ehhhhh" to me.
Honestly feels like a free-to-play title to me rather then a $30 release.
Also the announcer voice in the last clip makes it feel... cheap, I guess? Like it feels so unnecessary. I love Crash but I really don't feel any hype from this.
Remastered “Olga Booga” (that’s a Dreamcast game for you young’uns) w/ a Crash skin. Also looks like the worst mode in Splatoon 3 that everyone dislikes. This looks like it could be a fun little side mini game in Crash 5 but it’s probably DOA as advertised.🤷🏻♂️
Better enjoy it everyone. Should be the last Crash game you'll see on the PlayStation.
Even as the biggest Crash fan in the world, this is simply not doing it for me. I would prefer they continued to produce original platformer adventures.
@NomNom if this is what they are going to do with the franchise Spencer can shove it right in .... a xbox because I don't need it LOL.
It looks like trash and has a battle pass just months away of everything Activision going to game pass.
I love when life use wordplay to tell you things.
A paid for game with free to play mechanics? Dead on arrival.
So... a game with a battle pass system with a $30 paywall behind it? Yeah no way. Should be F2P instead.
Battlepass....Nah yer arite m8.
I really miss the days when you just paid for a game and that's it. None of this free-to-play-battlepass-microtransaction-hogwash we have now.
This does not look like my thing but I’m still happy that crash is becoming a mainstream series now
This is the final Crash game ever on Playstation.....
@GymratAmarillo @DiggleDog @WizzNL @JSnow2 @KaijuKaiser Yeah as much as I have enjoyed the few Crash bandicoot games I have played, definitely not a fan of multiplayer games or this specific subgenre.
Wake me up when they announce Crash 5, Spyro 4, or another Crash & Spyro platformer crossover.
It's good to see Crash games still being made, but not this one.
Well, we still don't know what this game is.
But it's good to see a new crash spinoff.
Edit: Battle pass💀
Thought this was another racing game for a second and got excited for 3 seconds.
Can’t believe it’s not crash bash instead
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