Playtonic Games revealed a few screenshots of its upcoming platformer, Yooka-Laylee, on their blog today along with some details on its story.
The developer wrote to its official blog that the images show the quality you can expect from the full release.
One of the images shows the Toy Box mode, which will be available as a standalone release for Kickstarter backers that will be separate from the base game. The mode was originally planned as a “web-based single-room play thing,” but has transformed into a “much more significant chunk of playable content.” The Toy Box will allow players to experiment with Yooka and Laylee’s moves and get a spoiler-free feel for how the game will play before release.
Yooka-Laylee will have the game’s titular heroes facing off against the corporate monster Capital B, who hopes to turn the collectible Pagies of the mystical Grand Tomes into pure profit. The heroic duo have to snatch all of the Pagies and explore the Grand Tomes in order to stop Capital B from… making money? The story seems a bit on the nose for the indie studio, which is made up of many former Rare employees, which was acquired by Microsoft back in 2002.
Playtonic Games is “working towards the same release window penned last year” for Yooka-Laylee, which is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC sometime in October 2016. The developer teased that more info will be revealed in the May 26th issue of Edge and at E3.
Source: Playtonic Games