Yooka-Laylee from Team17 arrives on our machines come the 11th April and it has already been met with praise from our own Scott Watson who said “It’s a delightfully beautiful return to classic platform gaming” and awarded it a mighty 9/10 in his review here at Flickering Myth. Now the developers over at Playtonic Games have released a video in which they talk about both the game and characters, and you can watch it below…
Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games!
Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!
Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!
Yooka-Laylee was funded on Kickstarter in June 2015, raising an incredible £2.1 million from more than 80,000 backers. Yooka-Laylee remains the most funded UK games Kickstarter ever.
Yooka-Laylee is available to purchase from the 11th April for the Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac and Linux and is available to pre-order digitally now via the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, Steam and GOG. There will also be a boxed version is also available for PS4 and Xbox One from select retailers.