“Well, here it is. Today – finally – we’re revealing a few of the star performers from our Yooka-Laylee coming out show; an all-new cast of characters from the Playtonic Universe, a deep story to discover, a roster of irresistibly shiny collectibles to seek out and huge, stunning worlds to explore.” – Playtonic Games
It’s been over a month since the gigantic 7 reveal tease, but today, and the first of many, Playtonic Games gave us something to chew on. They revealed the lair and the villain of the game, known as Capital B. Yooka and Laylee will have to venture into Capital B’s lair to explore the mysterious Grand Tomes and believe me, I’m about as clueless as you when it comes to knowing what these are. All we know is that there are plenty of secrets awaiting and quite an adventure ahead of us!
Playtonic games also provided us with an insight into some gameplay mechanics regarding collectibles, including Paiges, replenishing health (from Butterfly Energy), rewards to unlock and a power meter, which serves as secondary resource management.
“the brand new power meter, which is designed to empower fun and challenging platforming gameplay while avoiding the all-too-occasional tedium of resource management.” – Playtonic Games
Last but certainly not least, the Toybox will be with us sometime in July. That’s roughly two months away, depending on the exact release date! But that’s not all. They’ve added even more into it, providing us with a “significant chunk of playable content”. These guys just keep pleasing us more and more.
Check out the official news article on the Playtonic Games website here.
How are you feeling about Yooka-Laylee so far, and are you expecting a Toybox, come July?