Crash Bandicoot Multiplayer Game Could Be Announced This Month
Crash Bandicoot's resurgence has been a joy to watch.
The goofy marsupial who was once the leading mascot for the PlayStation seemed to be taking a monstrous nap for years, and he finally returned with the remastered N. Sane Trilogy that well and truly brought him back to his feet. And now, that he's had an official sequel in It's About Time and a remastered edition of Crash Team Racing, he's truly a part of the new generation. But fans have wondered where he's been in the meantime.
Around two years after It's About Time landed, we're now in a position to be able to expect Crash to return soon - and it looks like he's bouncing back soon. But maybe not in the form we'd expect.
A New Multiplayer Crash Game Could Be Coming Soon
A new leak has hinted that a fresh Crash title is set for an announcement very soon, but interestingly, it's looking like it'll be closer to Crash Bash than anything else we may have expected.
According to industry insider Jez Corden, who mentioned it on the Xbox Chaturdays podcast, a new multiplayer Crash Bandicoot title is in development, presumably at Toys for Bob.
After his co-host suggests that a new Crash is in production at Toys for Bob, Corden says: "I think we could see another Crash Bandicoot. It's not just going to be a new Crash Bandicoot, it's going to be a multiplayer Crash Bandicoot [...] It's like a four-player brawler almost, but Crash." Interesting.
Is A New Crash Fighter A Good Idea?
Now let's be honest with ourselves - in concept, this probably isn't a good idea. We've seen how Sonic The Fighters turned out, and any fighting spin on an established franchise is a bit nerve-wracking, but Toys for Bob are fairly adaptable developers, and given how far fighting games have come, there's every chance that this could be a sweet, kid-friendly fighting alternative.
Plus, with the amount of Smash clones gearing up to take the top spot of the fighting ladder, like MultiVersus, now's as good a time as any for a new competitor.
The Crash franchise has enough charm and characters to make something like this work - but we'll just have to see if it'll come to life. Dibs on playing as Crunch.