Rumor: Smash Bros.-like Crash Bandicoot brawler in the works

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In the week of summer streamin’, one can always expect a flurry of leaks and rumors, and 2022 is no exception. Regarding everyone’s favorite crate-smashing psycho, Crash Bandicoot, the word on the street is that publisher Activision and developer Toys for Bob are preparing to reveal a brand new brawler/platform fighter starring Crash and The Boys… umm…

The rumor was sparked by Window Central writer (and known spoiler) Jez Corden, speaking on a new episode of the Windows Central Gaming Podcast. According to Corden, Toys for Bob is beavering away at the new title, which is expected to be a chaotic platform fighter in the style of games such as MultiVersus, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and, of course, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. While the conversation on the podcast was a little spirited and jokey, there was a clear inference that the title could be revealed during this week’s run of “non-E3” live streams.

Crash Bandicoot, as a franchise, has certainly gotten to the point where it has enough beloved characters to launch its own fighting game. And given that it has already run the gamut of kart racers, puzzle titles, and mobile spin-offs, it seems that stepping it the ring is one of the few genres left for Crash, Coco, Cortex, and co. are left to conquer. I have already decided that Ripper Roo is my main, and we don’t even know if he is in the Crash Bandicoot brawler… or even if there is a Crash Bandicoot brawler! I guess we’ll just have to keep ’em peeled as the week progresses.

You can check out the full episode of the Windows Central Gaming Podcast below.

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