It looks like the end of 2022 will have more than a hint of Crash Bandicoot in it. Not only has Activision confirmed an October 18 Steam release date for the well-received Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, it appears the publisher is preparing to debut the long-rumored Crash Bandicoot Wumpa League at this year’s Game Awards .
All of this news comes via a bit of a promotional act Activision sent out to influencers and the press in the form of a crash-themed pizza box with treats inside.
As detailed in a video by Canadian YouTuber Guy Eh (thanks Games Radar), the promotional pizza box in question is emblazoned with the words “Aku Aku’s Steam-in Pizza Shack,” a not-too-subtle hint that the formerly Battle.net Exclusive The PC version of Crash Bandicoot 4 will (as fans have already guessed) make its way to Valve’s storefront soon. And for the avoidance of doubt, this is made clear by an attached label confirming an October 18th Steam release.
Far more intriguing, however, is a seemingly innocuous message hidden on the side of the pizza box that reads, “Hungry for more? Try our new Wumpa Pizza for $12.08! At first glance, this might just be a fun, superfluous design detail, but as a pair of smart pants have noticed, 8/12 — US short for December 8th — also happens to be the day that this year’s Geoff-Keighley hosts of The War Game Awards.
This then suggests that the phrase deserves further scrutiny, with the word “wumpa” looking particularly striking in this new light. Coincidentally, a new Crash Bandicoot game titled Wumpa League has been rumored for a number of years, leading some to believe that Activision may finally be teasing its long-awaited reveal.
We already know that developer Toys for Bob – the team behind 2017’s Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Remaster and Crash Bandicoot 4 – has given hints about a mysterious new project being proposed by Windows Central as another Crash Bandicoot game . And earlier this year, the publication claimed that a four-player Crash-themed brawler was on the way, but it remains to be seen if this is the same game Activision is now teasing.
All eyes will then be on this year’s Game Awards, unless Activision actually gets into the pizza business and we’ve all been fooled.
https://www.eurogamer.net/crash-bandicoots-long-rumoured-wumpa-league-seemingly-being-teased-for-game-awards-reveal Crash Bandicoot’s long-rumored Wumpa League is apparently being teased for the Game Awards reveal