Prototype footage for Wumpa League, the long-rumored multiplayer brawler, set in the Crash Bandicoot universe, has leaked online. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the game, which led to speculation that it may not even exist at all; however, it looks like that’s not the case.
The prototype was leaked yesterday by YouTuber Liam Robertson, and he stated that he released it due to historical interest. Unlike other leaks in the past, such as the Silent Hill 2 remake leak, this one is more substantial, as we’re shown a short snippet of the game along with the concept art. Robertson reiterated throughout the video that the footage shown was from a very early version of the project and was not representative of what the game might look like if released.
Rumors of the game’s existence began over the summer when it was accidentally leaked during a podcast. Speculation about a new Crash Bandicoot game grew as Toys for Bob announced their 18th game, and fans are anticipating a new entry in the series announced at The Game Awards next month.
The prototype shows the player controlling the Dingodila model as it spawns in the environment. Other character models include Crash Bandicoot himself. Dingodila’s hover ability from Crash Bandicoot 4 is used as well as a spin attack to break some crates.
Robertson said that in its original conception, Wumpa League was a team-based online game that aimed to collect as many Wumpa fruits as possible. Plans for the playable roster included Crash 4’s characters and other series additions, such as Ripper Roo. Robertson also revealed a glider and backpack for each player and arena designs.
Robertson also stated that the build shown in the video is old and not representative of what the game might look like if it releases. According to Robertson, he has seen more recent images of the game that look much more complete. He also suggested that the prototype is quite different from what is currently in development, and he believed that the prototype would be released in some form.