Yooka-Laylee will see a Switch release “as soon as possible”, Playtonic wants to focus on developing own IP
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Playtonic’s Andy Robinson, the writer and comms director for the studio, recently answered some questions about Yooka-Laylee during an interview with Game Reactor. Some of the topics covered include the release of the game on the Switch eShop and whether or not Playtonic would be interesting in creating games with already established characters, such as Banjo-Kazooie or Donkey Kong.
On the Switch release for Yooka-Laylee:
“It’s a bit too early to go into specifics with this version, but rest assured we’re working directly with Nintendo to get it out as soon as possible for our many fans and Kickstarter backers on that platform. We’re big Nintendo fans here, so it’s very exciting to be working on Nintendo Switch.”
On how Playtonic would feel about developing a game for older, legendary characters like Banjo-Kazooie:
“The most important thing for the team at Playtonic is that we maintain the autonomy and culture that allows us to create the kind of games we want to make. When working with another company’s IP, you inherently lose some of that independence, so right now we’re focusing on expanding the Playtonic Universe of stories across many different game genres.”
With an answer like that, one has to be curious as to what Playtonic has planned for the future of their universe. You can read the full interview here.
Controversial comments prompts Playtonic to remove JonTron from Yooka-Laylee
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Popular YouTuber JonTron has been in the news lately due to some controversial comments he made in recent weeks. Certain views he expressed on particularly sensitive topics resulted in backlash from fans and others.
Originally, Playtonic worked with JonTron to have his voice featured in the game for one of the characters. The studio now says though that the situation has prompted his removal in full.
Playtonic said in a statement:
“We recently became aware of comments made by voice artist JonTron after development on Yooka-Laylee had been completed. JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron’s inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers.”
New Yooka-Laylee footage
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There’s a bit of new Yooka-Laylee footage available to watch on YouTube. You can find them all below.
An hour of Yooka-Laylee footage
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Team17 held a live stream last week to show off the Glitterglaze Glacier world in Yooka-Laylee. You can view the full recording below.
Yooka-Laylee soundtrack to be distributed on iTunes
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For those interested in Yooka-Laylee’s soundtrack, it can now be pre-ordered on iTunes. Doing so grants access to the main theme immediately.
Yooka-Laylee has some big talent involved with its music, including Grant Kirkhope and David Wise. Both are well-known for their work on Rare titles of old.
Yooka-Laylee – “Glitterglaze Glacier” trailer
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Playtonic and Team17 published a new Yooka-Laylee trailer today. We get a look at Glitterglaze Glacier, one of the new worlds in the game. See the trailer below.
Lots of new Yooka-Laylee footage
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A whole bunch of new footage has emerged for Yooka-Laylee. We’ve rounded up several gameplay videos below.
Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage – Capture the Flag
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IGN has posted footage of Yooka-Laylee’s Capture the Flag, one of the 3D platformer’s various multiplayer games. View the video below.
Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage – Kartos Karting
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IGN has posted footage of Yooka-Laylee’s Kartos Karting, one of the 3D platformer’s various multiplayer games. View the video below.
Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage – Glaciators
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IGN has posted footage of Yooka-Laylee’s Glaciators, one of the 3D platformer’s various multiplayer games. View the video below.