More hints suggest a new Crash Bandicoot game is nigh

Influencers have received suspiciously-timed Crash merchandise, hinting at an announcement

Crash pulls a wacky expression in one of the best platform games, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Rumors have been swirling for the past month about the possibility of a new Crash Bandicoot game on the horizon, and new fuel has been added to the fire. Several social media influencers have received new Crash Bandicoot merchandise out of the blue, and it’s timed similarly to a similar marketing push last year.

Last December, certain influencers received Crash Bandicoot Christmas cookies ahead of the announcement of Crash Team Racing at the Game Awards. Another round of merch has apparently gone out, this time featuring Crash Funko Pop figures, tree ornaments, and action figured – all wearing jaunty Christmas hats. Resetera reckons it points to another Crash-themed announcement, possibly for a new game called Crash Bandicoot Worlds. Streamer and YouTuber Canadian Guy Eh shared a collage of images nipped from the feeds of the influencers. I am old, and I am thus physically incapable of distinguishing these people from one another, but Canadian Guy Eh says they are “large scale.”

All information is, as we’ve noted before, extremely sketchy and unreliable at this point. But all the rumours and hints point in one direction: A new Crash Bandicoot game. The type of game, when it’ll launch, or even whether it exists at all hasn’t been confirmed officially.

Here’s the tweet:

The posters in the Resetera thread figure there are two main possibilities, both involving a new Crash game announcement: It’ll happen either at Geoff Keighley’s annual Game Awards show December 12, or during Sony’s next PlayStation-centric State of Play, which is scheduled for December 10.

It would hardly be a surprise to see a new Crash game announced at the Game Awards, since Keighley has said they’ll be revealing at least ten new games during the show. But if the next Crash game is a PlayStation exclusive, then State of Play is the likely premiere venue.

We’ll find out this coming week, either way – as long as these rumours prove true, that is.