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Playtonic Reveals Yooka-Laylee Demo Coming To Kickstarter Backers This July, And More
by Elise Favis on May 21, 2016 at 01:00 PM
Platform PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Wii U, PC
Publisher Team17
Developer Playtonic Games
Rating Everyone 10+

The Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee, had a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign last year and surpassed all of its stretch goals. It's been quiet since, but Playtonic Games has now come forward with more gameplay details for the platformer, as well as announcing that a playable demo for Kickstarter backers is arriving this July.

For backers that pledged towards high enough tiers, they will be given access to a short demo called The Toybox, which Playtonic describes in their blog post as a "significant chunk of playable content" and a "spoiler-free sandbox." 

The developer also gives details regarding the supporting cast the duo Yooka and Laylee will encounter on their journey. This includes Dr. Puzz, a "multi-limbed scientist," and her colleague Dr. Quack. One of the major baddies is Capital B, a corporate mogul who is also a bee.

Quills will be one of Yooka-Laylee's many collectible items, and Playtonic explained that these can be used as currency to unlock new moves. "Using the hundreds of collectible Quills discovered during their travels, the buddy-duo will purchase and unlock moves from the serpent salesman Trowzer, which they can choose to do in virtually any order that the player decides."

Playtonic promises more information will surface in the coming weeks, especially as E3 hits, where the game will be on display. You can check out Playtonic's blog post here for full details, and be sure to check out the screenshots in the gallery below.

Yooka-Laylee plans to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux.

[Source: Playtonic Games]

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