Kickstarter has been the starting gun sound for quite a few success stories. It looks like Team17 and Playtonic Games may have hit upon another in the form of lovable platformers, Yooka-Laylee. The pair have been introduced to the EGX crowd with a brand new trailer, highlighting some of the characters that will be available in the game when it is released in the early part of 2017.
Yooka-Laylee is the product of over 100 combined years of games developing over at Playtonic. This 3D platform adventure will use an arsenal of special abilities to explore and expand several gorgeous locations, filled with collectibles, secrets and a cast of quirky characters to meet of defeat. Listed in the new trailer, below, are the following madcap folk.
- Capital B – Cunning bizziness executive, Capital B, is the CEO of diabolical corporation, Hivory Towers. This has recently joined forces with the ingenious tech firm, Quack Corp. Together they are about to launch their most devious scheme yet, to absorb all of the world’s books and take over the world.
- Trowzer – The serpent salesman claims to be the most skilled and knowledgeable character in the game, though Laylee suspects he’s little more that a dodgy dealer. Throughout Yooka-Laylee, you will be able to visit Trowzer and buy advanced moves.
- Dr. Quack – The former partner of Dr. Puzz, Quack’s increasingly wild experiments lead him down the path of corruption. Now fully clad in a not-so-hi-tech ‘biosuit’, the ‘good’ doctor uses his expertise to power up Hivory Towers’ Corplet employees.
- Dr. Puzz – A hapless scientist who’s experienced more than her share of tentacle, erm, technical issues. Dr. Puzz will use her D.N.Ray to transform Yooka and Laylee
Also appearing in this trailer is a special guest. Playtonic have teamed up with Yacht Club Games to bring none other than Shovel Knight to Yooka-Laylee.
Have a look at the trailer below and reminisce over the 3D platforming fun. It reminds me of many titles from older platforms already.
Yooka-Laylee is due to hit Xbox early in 2017.