The Yooka-Laylee trailer shows what the Playtonic Games team has been hard at work on for the past year. It’s been a little over 12 months since the Kickstarter for Yooka-Laylee raised over £2,000,000. But the E3 2016 trailer shows you that the money was put to exceptionally good use.
Details about the game were previously discussed here a few weeks ago. Yooka and Laylee travel around their world in order to stop the evil Capital B, with the help of some of their friends along the way. The trailer shows off Yooka-Laylee‘s strength in both recalling the Banjo Kazooie nostalgia, but also pushing the genre to the next generation of video games. The game’s universe is certainly colorful and bright, but with enough gameplay variety to keep things interesting. The trailer has the protagonists rolling around the landscape, going on a mine cart trek, experimenting with strange power-ups, acquiring new upgrades from the snake salesman, rolling down icy caverns, diving deep underwater to solve mysteries down beneath, and so much more. It’s everything you want from a preview trailer.
Addressing the delay, Playtonic Creative Director Gavin Price said the following:
“After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017. While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development. We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.”
Yooka-Laylee is expected to release sometime in Q1 2017 for Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.