One of the most exciting titles in development is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee. The 3D platformer which has been created by some extremely talented ex-Rare developers looks very promising. The team provided a development update and also took time out to show off some glorious new artwork and a new non playable character. The non-playable character is a rather morbid new character who is a skeleton being spitroasted on a fire. The team says that the yet-to-be-named NPC will require Yooka and Laylee’s assistance on the very first world of the game.
“After just a few months the game’s various environments are taking shape and the very first world is fleshed out and running. This is one of the most challenging constructions of the project, since as well as the environment and challenges, we’ve also had to magic up the moves, animations and basic game mechanics required to make it all work.”
“One new character you may have spied in a recent issue of Edge is the slender lass below. Crayoned by our own Kev Bayliss, this yet-to-be-named NPC will require Yooka and Laylee’s assistance on the very first world of the game. Obviously she’s forgot to turn the iron off or something and they’ll need to go and get the spare keys off her landlord.”
“Top off our current dev progress with a roster of new tunes from Grant and Dave, and the embers of what will eventually become the final game are certainly dancing in the midnight air. We’ve got a long way to go before those youthful sparks become mighty flames worthy of your consumption (use gloves), but rest assured we’ll keep you regularly updated with new artwork and in-game glimpses until they are.”
Thanks, Luma Party