The data operator has found files in the Steam and Battle.net versions of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about time that they seem to refer to characters, stages, and the transition from what’s supposed to be the Wumpa League.
For those who don’t know, Wumpa League is the name of the multiplayer game Crash Bandicoot, a game that was teased with tokens and cues during It’s About Time’s initial launch and soon after, before it was apparently canceled after the match and reportedly didn’t sell to Activision’s predictions And Toys For Bob was transferred to work on Call of Duty.
One of Activision’s recent teasers after the release of It’s About Time on Steam suggests that something new for Crash will be at The Game Awards, presumably the Wumpa League. To add more fuel to that fire, Twitter user ditto_arts has found data inside the Steam version of the game that appears to belong to the Wumpa League, mentioning several playable characters and abilities not found in It’s About Time.
The first set of data shared by ditto_arts refers to different modes, including Capture the Flag, Race Royale, and Ring Out. There’s also an educational island of sorts, which is presumably linked to an audio file that teaches you the basics of a mode.
One of the most interesting discoveries is the list of signs related to Playable characters and their abilities. Characters included in the tags include Coco, Dingodile, Cortex, Fake Crash, Papu Papu, and Ripper Roo, each with their own special abilities. There is also a list of usable items This reveals that Wrath of Cortex’s Wrath of Cortex, Rokko, Lolo, and Pyro will appear alongside Aku Aku and Uka Uka.
These leaks make it hard to get a good idea of what Wumpa League actually is, but it does seem to be a kind of party brawl with different modes, similar to games like Rayman M. About Time will carry over to the final, but it’s clearly related to Wumpa League and gives us an idea Preliminary what this game will be like.
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