Fans Find Hidden Characters In Playtonic's Project Ukelele Art

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 14, 2015 at 09:33 AM

Earlier today, Playtonic Games (made of former Rare developers) offered some new details about its Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, and it hid some extra clues in the art.

Two piece of work in progress art were shown during Playtonic's presentation at EGX Rezzed, and then subsequently released online. The art shown during the presentation, however, was slightly different from the art officially released.

Below you will find the two pieces of art – the officially released art and the art shown during the presentation.

They're identical, except for a character obscured in the leaves in the bottom left corner. At the top of this story, we've highlighted the character so it's easier to identify.

Playtonic teased the hidden character with the following tweet, which implies that there may be more hidden characters to track down.

Update: Immediately above the hidden character, there can be seen an eye, which must belong to an additional, though much more obscure, character. You can click here for a larger version of the image above to get a better look.

The hidden character was discovered and called out by Cairn McDonald A.K.A. ‏@DrSalt on twitter.

The game's initial teaser image, seen below, appears to show different characters than the one hidden in the leaves above, prompting questions than answers about Project Ukelele's cast.

For more on the still ambiguous Project Ukulele, which is heading to Kickstarter in May, head here.

Thanks to Jeremy and zpk2013 for the news tip!


Our Take
We know so little at this point that it's hard to speculate, but I am excited to learn more come May. I wonder if the game will take a cue from Donkey Kong 64 and feature a collection of different playable characters and abilities.