Crash Team Rumble

Crash Bandicoot Heads in a New and Unexpected Direction with Crash Team Rumble, Available for Pre-Order Today

Summary

  • Crash Team Rumble sees heroes and villains from the Crash Bandicoot universe face off in a 4v4 team-based competition.
  • Developer Toys For Bob talks about how they’re aiming for a fun, strategic, platforming game with cross-platform multiplayer supporting public and private matches.
  • Crash Team Rumble is available for pre-order today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S; includes access to the closed beta in April.

Crash Bandicoot crashed The Game Awards 2022 a few months ago literally by rappelling in from the rafters to reveal Crash Team Rumble, the next title starring everyone’s favorite marsupial. Details since then have been scarce, but that all changes today, with Toys For Bob revealing gameplay details, key upcoming dates, pre-order availability, and more!

Crash Team Rumble is a 4v4 team-based competition starring iconic heroes and villains from the Crash Bandicoot universe. Your goal is simple: collect more Wumpa fruit than your opponents. Working together with your team, you will dash, jump, slide, and bounce across a variety of locations to pick up and bank the most Wumpa fruit, capture key gems to boost your score, and block the opposing team from scoring.

Crash Team Rumble

The complete player roster is still a secret, but we do know that Crash Bandicoot, Coco, Tawna, Neo Cortex, and Dingodile will be in the starting lineup and available to try during a closed beta this April. Additionally, Lou Studdert, Associate Creative Director at Toys For Bob, shared with us that, “You can play as a hero or a villain, and you can have a mixture of as many heroes and villains as you want on your 4-person team. For example, you can have a team with three teammates playing Neo Cortex and one as Crash Bandicoot.”

Teamwork is essential to winning, and teams that select a balance of characters and work together will have the advantage. Each of the available heroes is exceptional at either being a Scorer (collect Wumpa and add it to your team’s Wumpa Bank), Blocker (defend your team’s Wumpa Bank and disrupt the other team from scoring), or Booster (capture gems to increase your team’s Wumpa score and activate Relic Stations to give your team an advantage).

Crash Team Rumble

In addition to these three roles, each character will also have their own stats including health, Wumpa carrying capacity, combat, and mobility. They will also have unique abilities and a special power that is available once your power meter is filled. If previous Crash Bandicoot games are any indication, you can expect to see plenty of slides, spins, slams, and more!

While developing each character, Toys For Bob wanted to strike a balance between competitive gameplay and the fun factor. Studdert explains, “We are constantly playing through the game, over and over again, testing out new ideas, finding the right balance and set-up. We always want to make sure that the end result is a game that is fun to play, with no character being better or stronger than another. We want the player to be able to select a character and have fun utilizing their selected character’s abilities in strategic ways to contribute to the team as a whole.”

He went on to say, “Part of the development process is coming up with new ideas and new abilities that complement the whole roster. Heroes have abilities that can help their teammates, however we elected to keep it broad and were careful to keep team composition flexible as possible for gamers.”

Crash Team Rumble

Another detail revealed by Toys For Bob addresses a multiplayer element important for this genre and style of team-based online game. “Crash Team Rumble is a competitive, strategic, multiplayer, platforming game that players can enjoy cross-platform. There will be public and private matches, so players can jump into a game with their friends or choose to find a game in the public lobby.”

Whether you’re new to the world of Crash Bandicoot or a longtime fan of the franchise, Studdert says the team is working on creating a game that appeals to everyone, regardless of their experience with previous Crash games. “When building the game, we wanted to first make sure it is approachable, so any player can jump in. We are acting as a welcoming point to players new to the franchise. And for Crash fans, we add additional layers to the game that feature deeper strategy for them to enjoy.”

Crash Team Rumble is set to release for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on June 20, 2023, with pre-orders beginning today. Pre-ordering includes access to the closed beta, currently scheduled for April 20 to 24.

For more information about Crash Team Rumble, check out the official Crash Bandicoot site, and be sure to follow Crash Bandicoot on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

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Crash Team Rumble™ – Standard Edition

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This Edition includes: – Crash Team Rumble™ for Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S – Premium Battle Pass Unlock for Season 1* Get ready to dash, jump, slide, and bounce into an all-new way to Crash. Crash Team Rumble™ takes Crash Bandicoot™ in a brand new direction, placing the series’ iconic heroes and villains into a 4v4 team-based competition. Players will duke it out across diverse and dangerous maps as both teams race to be the first team to collect and bank enough Wumpa fruit to claim victory! Rise as a hero, or feed your inner villain across a wild and N.Sane cast of characters, each with their own unique skills and abilities. Teamwork is integral to every match, as players must work together to battle the opposing team, defend their own Wumpa Bank, and capture key points around the map to boost their score. There’s more to come for Crash Team Rumble™, with additional heroes, modes, maps, rewards, and more coming soon! *Premium Battle Pass will be accessible in Crash Team Rumble™ once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Limited time only. Season 1 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) must be redeemed by September 12, 2023. Season dates subject to change. Activision account and internet connection required. Online Multiplayer on console requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately). For more information, please visit www.crashbandicoot.com for more details. © 2023 Activision Publishing Inc. ACTIVISION, CRASH TEAM RUMBLE, CRASH BANDICOOT and CRASH are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
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Crash Team Rumble™ – Deluxe Edition

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This Edition includes: – Crash Team Rumble™ for Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S – Premium Battle Pass Unlock for Seasons 1 + 2* – Digital Proto Pack. Includes: — 8 'Blocky' hero skins — 'Pixelated' Shadow — 'Get On My Level' In-Game Victory Music — 'Blocky' Hat — 'Blocky' Backpack — 'Blocky' Score FX — Unique Banner – 25 Tier Instant Unlock for Season 1 Premium Battle Pass* Get ready to dash, jump, slide, and bounce into an all-new way to Crash. Crash Team Rumble™ takes Crash Bandicoot™ in a brand new direction, placing the series' iconic heroes and villains into a 4v4 team-based competition. Players will duke it out across diverse and dangerous maps as both teams race to be the first team to collect and bank enough Wumpa fruit to claim victory! Rise as a hero, or feed your inner villain across a wild and N.Sane cast of characters, each with their own unique skills and abilities. Teamwork is integral to every match, as players must work together to battle the opposing team, defend their own Wumpa Bank, and capture key points around the map to boost their score. There's more to come for Crash Team Rumble™, with additional heroes, modes, maps, rewards, and more coming soon! *Premium Battle Pass and 25 Tier Instant Unlock will be accessible in Crash Team Rumble™ once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Limited time only. Season 1 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) and 25 Tier Instant Unlock must be redeemed by September 12, 2023. Season 2 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) must be redeemed by December 4, 2023. Season dates subject to change. Activision account and internet connection required. Online Multiplayer on console requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately). For more information, please visit www.crashbandicoot.com for more details. © 2023 Activision Publishing Inc. ACTIVISION, CRASH TEAM RUMBLE, CRASH BANDICOOT and CRASH are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.