Ready up for today’s launch with a rundown of its new combatants’ powers and abilities.
The Wumpa Fruit is calling, and it’s nearly time to open the gates. Experience a whole new way to Crash with the upcoming launch of Crash Team Rumble, arriving today, June 20 for PlayStation 4 and 5.
Developed by Toys for Bob, this all-new strategic multiplayer experience brings 4v4 platforming action to the Crash universe, featuring eight crazy characters and nine wild arenas at launch. Your team’s goal? Collect and bank the most Wumpa Fruit. Though strategically deep, it’s easy to pick up and play, making Crash Team Rumble a great title for Crash veterans and new players alike.
Scorers, Blockers, and Boosters
In their pursuit for fruit, each character will use their own unique abilities in addition to fulfilling one of three important roles as a Scorer, Blocker, or Booster. Scorers excel at moving around the map to collect and bank Wumpa, Blockers fight to prevent enemy players from depositing Wumpa at their bank, and Boosters collect Relics to activate map-specific, tide-turning Relic Stations and capture Gem Pads, which provide temporary multipliers to their team’s Wumpa deposits.
With eight characters available at launch plus more coming in post-launch content, there are plenty of ways to approach each match. For now, let’s focus on three of our characters: Catbat, N. Brio, and N. Tropy.
A speedy Scorer with unmatched aerial mobility, Catbat is an all-new playable character in the Crash universe, equipped with a long-ranged dive attack and the ability to jump five times higher than other characters, making it easy to access hard-to-reach areas on the map.
Catbat also supports teammates with their healing ability to keep them going during the toughest combat encounters while easily engaging and disengaging opponents through use of their aerial maneuvers — they can even stall in the air to wait out the most dangerous situations below.
A high-risk, high-reward powerhouse, N. Brio is a Blocker who controls the battlefield with summoned monsters. By throwing flasks on the ground, he can summon up to two slime monsters that attack enemy opponents. The monsters also make for great jumping pads, allowing N. Brio to bounce off them for a major height boost.
By drinking his potion, he can transform himself into a huge monster, smashing anything in his path for a short time. Timing is critical, however: N. Brio is vulnerable to enemy attacks during the transformation process.
The self-proclaimed master of time, N. Tropy is a ranged Blocker who sweeps the battlefield with large, slow-moving projectiles that can knock the enemy away. Using her long attack range, she chases down and pesters the enemy team from a safe distance.
When working in tandem with a powerful melee Blocker like Dingodile, N. Tropy really comes into her own, providing valuable ranged damage while her teammate takes on the brunt of the attack.
Post-launch expands the roster and more
Expect the roster of characters to expand with additional post-launch content, including two more characters arriving later in Season 1. Other post-launch content includes new arenas, modes, powers, time-limited events, customization options, and more.
Standard vs. Deluxe Editions
Purchase Crash Team Rumble for $29.99 SRP for the Standard Edition and $39.99 SRP for the Deluxe Edition. The Standard Edition includes the full game plus additional post-launch seasonal content and limited-time modes, as well as the Season 1 Premium Battle Pass*.
The Deluxe Edition includes everything in the Standard Edition plus 25 Battle Pass Tiers instantly unlocked during Season 1, the Season 2 Premium Battle Pass**, and the digital “Proto Pack,” which features extra customization options for each hero and villain at launch and more.
* Premium Battle Pass will be accessible in Crash Team Rumble once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Limited time only. Season 1 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) must be redeemed by September 12, 2023.
**Premium Battle Pass and Tier Skips will be accessible in Crash Team Rumble once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Limited time only. Season 1 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) and Tier Skips must be redeemed by September 12, 2023. Season 2 Premium Battle Pass (or equivalent version) must be redeemed by December 4, 2023.