We are in an amazing video game age where the graphics are as real as the very reality we all avoid, and gameplay is mind blowing. But sometimes we just want a game that is charming, fun and un-convoluted. Yooka-Laylee is that game, with its roots bringing back memories of Ratchet and Clank and Banjo-Kazooie.
On the official Xbox Youtube Channel, a new multiplayer trailer for Yooka-Laylee was released showcasing new local multiplayer mini-games for players to compete in.
So retro is this style of game that it even has local multiplayer (can I get a hell yeah), in a world where online play is the norm. You will be able to play two player local split screen during the campaign, with the first player controlling Yooka the chameleon and Laylee the bat, while the second player will control the Bee Team. This team of, well bees, acts as a support character, able to collect butterflies, quills and other collectibles that are hidden around the world, as well as disarm traps and hazards that could potentially harm our adorable heroes.
But now on to the competitive side of the game. You will be able to play a series of eight mini-games, that will support 4-player local multiplayer. Yes you read that right, we can finally have a simple series of fun little games where we don’t have to have 17 TVs and 22 consoles set up. However if you don’t have any friends or just wish to play solo, the mini-games are completely accessible by yourself, you will just compete to set the high score. There is a possibility that online leaderboards may become available, but at this stage I honestly doubt it, with the style of the game.
In the multiplayer reveal trailer we are given a glimpse at a few of the different mini-games (six to be exact) that will be available for us to compete in and they are as follows ;
-Blag The Flag
Just like almost everything else in Yooka-Laylee, the names and gameplay of these mini-games are mind-bendingly adorable and for the most part, quite transparent as you can figure out what most of them will revolve around just from the titles.
Players will be able to access these mini-games at Rextro’s Arcade, a lovely little T-Rex who loves retro video games, hence the name Rextro. He will help you in your quest to either beat all of your friends down in every single game or to top the leaderboards. Plus the arcade looks amazing!
Yooka-Laylee will be available on April 11th 2017 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Mac and possibly the Nintendo Switch.