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How Yooka-Laylee modernizes the platformer

In a new video released today by Team17, Playtonic’s developers share some of their favorite parts of the upcoming Yooka-Laylee. As a revitalized follow-up to the classic Banjo-Kazooie, Playtonic shares their thoughts on how Yooka-Laylee modernizes the platformer for a new generation of gamer and the old generation of fans. Can it revitalize a dormant genre? Find out in our review, coming soon (later today, or tomorrow!)

IGN believes that Yooka-Laylee proves the genre still has some life left in it:

Yooka-Laylee contains all the pieces needed for a fun, enjoyable throwback to the 3D collectathons of the 64-bit era. The characters are charming and funny, your set of abilities is vast and entertaining, and four out of five of the worlds are fun playgrounds to explore. While it lacks the heart and polish of some of its incredible predecessors, it’s a good reminder that this genre, once thought to be dead, still has some life left in it.

What is Yooka-Laylee?

Created by platform genre veterans Playtonic Games, Yooka-Laylee is a fresh take on an open-world platformer, including many classic features that fans will love which have been updated to include much player freedom and choice.

Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B!

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The Greatest Excite Bike Player of All Time (GEBPAT for short) and Editor in Chief of GameSpace.com and MMORPG.com.

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