I am one of, I’m sure, many people who are super excited about the release of Yooka-Laylee. From the time the game was announced on Kickstarter, is has been talked about with almost universally positive conversation. The game is a 3D Mascot Platformer that looks and feels an awful lot like the highly regarded Banjo Kazooie series of old. It’s colorful worlds filled with anthropomorphic animals collecting stuff. Outside of know the game is “scheduled” for a release this Fall, there hasn’t been much in the way of details…until today. In an update shared on the Kickstarter page, Playtonic Games has shared a bunch of new details.
The villain revealed
Here is a story based quote that sets up our lead villain, “Capital B”
“A FLURRY OF EXCITEMENT FILLED THE FACTORY FLOOR. EVERYONE HAD ASSEMBLED, FROM THE TOP-TIER BOSS CHARACTERS TO THE TEA MINION FROM SECTOR C. IT WAS FINALLY HERE; TAKEOVER DAY.
“THE INGENIOUS TECH FIRM QUACK CORP HAD BEEN SUBJECT TO A HOSTILE SWOOP BY DIABOLICAL PUBLISHING CORPORATION IN HIVORY TOWERS. TOGETHER THEY WERE ABOUT TO LAUNCH THEIR MOST DEVIOUS SCHEME YET, ALL UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CUNNING BUZZNESS EXECUTIVE CAPITAL B!”
Various collectibles are mentioned including “Butterfly Energy” but the update also tells us about Quills that can be used as a sort-of currency:
Using the hundreds of collectible Quills discovered during their travels, the buddy-duo will purchase and unlock moves from the serpent salesman Trowzer
Finally, Playtonic Games announced that the Toybox mode will be released to Kickstarter backers in July:
As promised in our Kickstarter campaign, the Toybox isn’t a traditional ‘demo’, but a self-contained, spoiler-free sandbox designed to give Yooka-Laylee backers a taste of the platforming to come in the final game.There are plenty moves to try, custom-built props to play with, secrets to discover and yes, shiny collectibles to hunt out.
Source for all quotes: Playtoinc Games Website
Are you guys as pumped as we are for Yooka-Laylee? Did you back the game on Kickstarter? What is your favorite 3D Mascot Platformer of all time? Let us know in the comments below.