Update: It seems the Wumpa fruit packages are real, as several more influencers have come forward proving they've received them, including IGN.
At present, it's unclear whether this is just to celebrate the iconic platforming hero's birthday, or whether a game announcement is imminent. Previous titles, including Spyro Reignited Trilogy, have all seen similar marketing strategies before their reveal. With the PlayStation Showcase tonight, we imagine we could be hearing something more there if anything is in the works.
Original Story: Crash Bandicoot has come back with a resurgence in recent years. With a remake of the original trilogy and an entirely brand-new entry out in the wild, it's hard to deny the iconic character still has a place in the gaming world. Despite these two titles, fans have been clamouring for more and some recent potential teases have sparked hope in the community.
The first big tease was a tweet from the game's official account. It sees Crash Bandicoot dancing alongside a robot DJ with the caption: "That feeling you get when you hear there's a certain party right around the corner".
With the PlayStation Showcase taking place tomorrow, many are hoping to hear something there. Over the past year, there's been rumblings of a new title coming known as Wumpa League - something that was originally teased in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. It's believed to be a multiplayer centred title, but information on the alleged game is sparse at the moment.
The second bit of evidence is a little less solid. One French gaming influencer known as Julien Dachaud claims to have received a package from Activision. Inside is a pinata of a Wumpa fruit, along with the logo seen in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, which many believe is tied to Wumpa League.
At the time of writing, no other influencers have come forward with the same information, so it's hard to validate whether it's true. It's possible Dachaud broke an embargo that is still intended to come, but until we hear more about these packages, we're remaining sceptical on this point.
If something is in the works, we imagine it won't be long until we hear what's cooking. The only caveat is every Activision studio is currently working on pushing Call of Duty: Vanguard out of the door, so it's strange to think a Crash Bandicoot title could be worked on alongside such a big title. Then again, stranger things have happened. Hopefully, we learn what this all means very soon.
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