Articles About Images Videos

Yooka-Laylee

is an all-new open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Newly-formed as Playtonic Games, the team is building... read more

7.3

Yooka-Laylee digs up a special guest - Shovel Knight!

Author: Joshua Comire
27-Sep-2016

Category: News

The highly anticipated, 3D indie platformer Yooka-Laylee is getting a notable guest appearing on its colourful shores. The azure blue garden tool wielder, Shovel Knight, will be appearing as an NPC in Playtonic Games' record-breaking title - the Kickstarter project that hit its target, in spades.

Flying Yooka
Following their presence at UK Gaming Conference EGX 2016, Playtonic Games have released a trailer showing future players a selection of the whimsical and far-fetched characters the bat and chameleon duo can expect to come across in their game, currently set to be released Q1 2017. Among the many, many creatures are an adder in a pair of shorts (make the trouser snake jokes at your own cost), a duck in a gumball machine (presumably trapped for our own safety), as well as a virtual dinosaur who could be an extra in Wreck it Ralph 2. One character that is, simply put, 'a cannon with eyes', could easily have been a new Pokemon.

But most poignant of the showcased characters is Shovel Knight, the protagonist of the critically acclaimed game of the same name. In the trailer, Laylee can be seen interacting with him, noting they finally have, "a decent NPC" character. Although several fans may not have got to go troweling with Shovel Knight in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, maybe they'll be able to find enjoyment with the sapphire scooper in his glorious 3D rendition here.


Shovel Knight is no stranger to indie games that aren't his own, having already had guest appearances in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 and Runbow. The latter of which is a game so stuffed with racing indie game characters, you'd think they've finally gone full circle and turned the Google Play Store into an infinite runner.

Source:
https://youtu.be/3TZo5Gnxog8
Rate this article
- 1 - 0


Comments


Other articles

15-Mar-2017

NVIDIA: Pitch Your VR & AR Ideas for a Chance to Win $30k

author: Veronika
category:

NVIDIA is kicking off a showcase allowing interested professionals to get their hands on the latest AR and VR technology, and to meet with their peers...

0 0
0
22-Mar-2017

Win Northgard in our Giveaway! We have 10 keys worth $199.

at: Northgard
author: KeenGamer
category:

Do you like Vikings? Strategy games? Perfect gameplay, graphics and sounds? Then you must win Northgard in our giveaway! Or at least try :-).

0 0
0
27-Mar-2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda Review (PS4)

author: Hrvoje Smoljic
category:

Mass Effect Andromeda, the newest entry in the highly popular Mass Effect series, makes the journey to a new galaxy with a promise of a fresh start....

0 0
0
21-Mar-2017

Yooka-Laylee Preview

author: Jordan Middler
category:

Is Yooka Laylee the beginning of the comeback story of the decade for the action platformer? We take a look at the games opening hours and ask whether...

0 0
0
17-Aug-2016

Yooka-Laylee's bright new world showcased in latest trailer

author: David Lozada
category:

The spiritual successor to the 3D platformers of yesteryear had a new trailer released courtesy of developer Playtonic Games today. New enemies,...

0 0
0