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Playtonic Introduces New Yooka-Laylee Character Rextro Sixtyfourus

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?

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    1. Maybe it is a heavily N64 inspired character. Like they said, they drew inspiration from DK64, an N64 game. Who knows. If the character is likable/helpful, then I’ll accept it.

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      1. Collectathon. It’s a term that was coined when games like Super Mario 64 were on the rise with games like Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, etc taking collecting things in-game to a whole new level as the main thing you did in those games was collect stuff.

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      2. Exactly. Mario 64 paved the way, and then games like Banjo-Kazooie and DK64 took it further, especially DK64 since every character could collect golden bananas, normal bananas, crystal coconuts, blueprints, coins… There were a lot.

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  1. The more I hear about this game, the more I want it. This is the first Indie game I’ve ever been really excited for haha (besides MN9, which I’m not even excited for anymore). Kinda weird to call it indie though, when all the team members are industry veterans. Technicalities..

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      1. Yeah. I didn’t like the first game much. Maybe it’s because it’s old. But Pirate’s Curse really increased the anti. But the final level to reach the top is a mega bitch. XD

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  2. I saw that and I immidiatly thought Banjo-Tooie.
    Has anyone played that game?? Aw… it’s so fun because a bunch of our friends get together and blow each other up in the battle mode. So much fun.

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