Activision has announced at Gamescom that the classic archnemesis of Crash Bandicoot, Dr. Neo Cortex, will be making an appearance as a figure in Skylanders Imaginators. On the addition of Cortex, alongside a Crash themed adventure, Jen Oneal, studio head at Vicarious Visions, commented:
“You can’t have Crash Bandicoot as a guest star Skylander without his arch-nemesis,
Dr. Neo Cortex. We approached the level as a way for us to bring the best parts of Skylanders and the best parts of Crashtogether into one epic adventure. Players are going to enjoy how we’ve honored the heritage of traditional Crash games in the musically-themed, TNT crate-filled level. For fans of Crash this is going to feel like going back to the old world of Crash Bandicoot — but in gorgeous 1080p.”
Gamespot managed to capture some footage of Cortex in action from Gamescom, as seen below.
Alongside Cortex, Skylanders villain Kaos will be receiving a “Sensei” figure. Having been betrayed by his own creator, Kaos’s clone must team up with the Skylanders to defeat the real Kaos.
Skylanders Imaginators will release for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U on October 16th. For more information, check out the trailer above.