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The Next Crash Bandicoot Game May Not Be What You Expect

If the success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is any indication, fans still have plenty of love for Crash Bandicoot and his colorful supporting cast. If a recent leak is to be believed, we may be getting a new Crash Bandicoot game that may take a form we never expected: a mobile endless runner.


Twitter users @JumpButton and @motwera stumbled upon ads run in Brazil that appear to show Activision and the Candy Crush developers King teasing the next Crash game. Though the listing has since been removed, Kotaku managed to dig it back up and list some of the game's details. It will apparently involve alternate forms of dimensional travel and a plot involving Crash's attempts to "save the multiverse." This shows that the series hasn't lost its flair for the dramatic.

What's most interesting about that listing is that it appears to also mention some kind of base-building mechanic. Given that tower defense genre games are also rather popular among the mobile gaming crowd, it would be an interesting mashup to see both styles involved. And that's not just because it'd be totally rad to see Crash Bandicoot firing flaming arrows at an encroaching army.


A Crash Bandicoot Endless runner actually makes sense

While the genre tends to bring to mind simpler fare like Temple Run, endless runners have been made from plenty of existing IP in the past. Notable examples include Sonic Dash and Spider-Man Unlimited. Those both did a solid job of bringing endless runner mechanics to franchises that fans already know and love, so there's no reason to think that a Crash runner couldn't work.


In fact, while endless runners are a dime a dozen, Crash is a character that could actually lend himself well to the genre. There are several levels in the Crash Bandicoot games that essentially use that formula already. Think about the first level of the very first game in the series, which features Crash running down a corridor and spinning his way through baddies. It doesn't take much of a stretch to imagine how well that could translate to an endless runner. 

Hopefully that'll be the case. We'll let you know when we hear more news about the next Crash Bandicoot game.