Yooka-Laylee Underwater Footage and More
For fans of 3D platformers, especially the Banjo-Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee is one of the most anticipated games of 2017. Developed by Playtonic Games as a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, with several former Rare developers on the team, it looks to recapture the spirit of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie the way no other game has.
Recently, Playtonic Games shared a short clip of underwater gameplay. Not only can you see how the characters swim, but you can also hear the way the music changes underwater. Additionally, people who have previewed Yooka-Laylee say the swimming controls have greatly improved since the Toybox demo.
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Eager for more Yooka-Laylee footage? Game Informer recently shared a 6-minute video showing off some gameplay in the Tribalstacks Tropics level, along with their impressions of the game. And if you want a chance to try it out yourself, Yooka-Laylee will be playable at PlayStation Experience on December 3-4. (It will be the PS4 version, but all versions should be more or less the same.)
And yes, despite concerns, Yooka-Laylee is still coming to the Wii U. Although many fans are hoping a Yooka-Laylee Nintendo Switch port might exist in the future, Playtonic Games has said their immediate priority is making sure they give their Kickstarter backers what they pledged for.
Yooka-Laylee will be available both digitally and physically in the first quarter of 2017. By all appearances so far, this 3D platformer will capture the magic of Banjo-Kazooie. Are you interested in it?