We all collectively rolled our eyes when Crash Bandicoot was confirmed for Skylanders: Imaginators – after all, we all know how Activision treated fellow PlayStation favourite Spyro when this series started. But it looks like it's learned its lesson this time around: the Thumpin' Wumpa Island level that will appear as a timed exclusive on the PlayStation 4 looks amazing.

The cameo's been developed by Vicarious Visions, which is worth mentioning because it's the same studio in charge of the upcoming Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remastered. And it seems to understand what makes the legendary series special. Despite being tied to the Skylanders engine, this level has everything that you'd expect from a 'Coot game: side-scrolling, runaways, and Wumpa Fruit.

There's more good news for Crash fans, too: Dr. Neo Cortex will be getting his own figurine – and he'll be playable in the game. Awesome, eh? The Thumpin' Wumpa Islands content will be available as part of the PS4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot version of Skylanders: Imaginators, but a standalone pack featuring the level and the 'Coot and Cortex figures will release later this year. Looks good, doesn't it?

[source bit.ly]