Crash Bandicoot won’t be alone when he guest stars in Skylanders Imaginators this fall. His archenemy, Dr Neo Cortex, is coming along for the ride in his own Sensei playable figure form.
Activision unveiled Dr Neo Cortex at Gamecom 2016 after unveiling Crash Bandicoot at E3 back in June. Both join last year’s Nintendo Skylanders guest stars, Bowser and Donkey Kong.
An entire level in Skylanders Imaginators called Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands has been designed by Vicarious Visions to tap into Crash Bandicoot nostalgia in honor of the original game’s 20th anniversary. Crash Zones from the old Crash Bandicoot games are alive and well in this level, bringing back classic massive boulder chases. TNT boxes, crabs, hazards, temple ruins, Wumpa Fruit, exploding crates and many more elements from the original Crash are present with the Skylanders twist.
Here’s the official description for Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands:
In the game, a “Synchronization Celebration” has aligned the world of Skylands with the Wumpa Islands. Upon arriving, Spyro and Mags discover that Dr. Neo Cortex (voiced by Lex Lang) has created a terrible machine to harness the rhythmic power of the island’s celebration for his newest evil scheme! When the machine goes awry, something occurs that throws the whole party out of sync. Crash (voiced by Jess Harnell) must team up with the Skylanders and his old enemy Neo Cortex to restore the celebration before the Wumpa Islands are syncopated right out of existence!
Dr Neo Cortex comes packaged with Crash Bandicoot in the special Crash Edition of Skylanders Imaginators for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3. Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U owners will have a chance to play Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands and own the two new figures later this holiday by purchasing the Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure pack for $29.99.
Pre-order the Crash Edition of Skylanders Imaginators for PlayStation 4 ($99.99) at Amazon.com and get a FREE Kaos Sensei figure for pre-ordering early.