As part of an IGN First feature on Yooka-Laylee’s development, a brand new character has been revealed – his name is Rextro Sixtyfourus.
Rextro is a blocky orange dinosaur and was designed by Mark Stevenson, who previously worked on the Donkey Kong Country series along with Donkey Kong 64 and Kameo.
“We decided on using a dinosaur pretty early on as this is a creature that naturally associates with a past era,” Stevenson explains. “Then I think mostly my inspiration came from work I’d done previously on characters for the Donkey Kong 64 game. From this work I knew the kind of forms we had to create due to low polygon counts, so this inspired the shapes used to create Rextro’s blocky feet and hands that are virtually cubes. All the polygons in Rexto have hard edges as well: this affects how the light shines on him meaning you can basically see all the polygon faces as individual facets.”
You can check out pictures of Rextro Sixtyfourus below from IGN’s website, and there’s also further footage on the IGN feature. What do you think of the newly revealed character?