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GI Show – Hellblade, Drawn To Death, Yooka-Laylee Interview

by Ben Hanson on Apr 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM

London's calling or something on this week's spiritual successor-focused Game Informer Show. First up, we talk about our trip to Ninja Theory in Cambridge, England for an exclusive look at Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice that we cover in the latest issue of the magazine. After some discussion about comparisons to Heavenly Sword, we shift over to Brian Shea's thoughts on Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee and how it both succeeds and fails as a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. We also talk about Blaster Master Zero and Drawn to Death before some great community emails. The back half of this week's show is an interview with Yooka-Laylee's creative lead Gavin Price on the game's development and the interesting future for Playtonic's games.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 342 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

4:15 - Our impressions of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
19:45 - Yooka-Laylee
26:00 - Our reaction to the "Yooka-Laylee Rap"
28:05 - Blaster Master Zero
31:00 - Early impressions of Drawn to Death
39:00 - Community emails
1:29:50 - Playtonic's Gavin Price on Yooka-Laylee's development