Yooka-Laylee story details and new screens arrive ahead of demo launch

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Yooka-Laylee had Nintendo fans salivating when it was announced a year ago as it reared its head as a spiritual successor to the beloved Banjo-Kazooie series and smashed their desired Kickstarter goal in mere hours. Fans have went months without any new information, but Yooka-Laylee is finally in a place that's ready to share.

In terms of the story driving Yooka and Laylee's colorful romp, a new blog post from the studio reveals that the "adventure will take them deep inside the work halls of a baneful business, as the buddy-duo seek out the magical Pagies required to explore the mysterious Grand Tomes".

The game also promises a collect-a-thon style gameplay with hundreds of collectibles to expand your characters moves and money.

"'The next time you see Yooka-Laylee, ' we said, 'we want it to look representative of the final target we're shooting for, '" the developer wrote.

We call him Mr. Testosterone.

Yooka-Laylee update reveals screens, story, and Dr. Quack
Yooka-Laylee Update: Still Looks Like Banjo-Kazooie

The story of Yooka-Laylee will revolve around the hostile corporate takeover of the scientific Quack Corp by the evil Capital B. Yooka-Laylee will explore the villain's headquarters, Hivory Towers, in order to thwart his company's evil schemes. "Toybox", a standalone exploration mode developed as a reward for Kickstarter backers, is scheduled to launch this July. She'll end up helping Yooka-Laylee in their quest. Quite simply, our plans for the Toybox have expanded beyond the web-based, single-room play thing we originally planned and it's now a much more significant chunk of playable content.

Collectibles will naturally be a big part of the game and have various uses - Pagies will unlock "Grand Tomes", while Quills can be used to buy new moves from "serpent salesman Trowzer".

"The Playtonic team is working towards the same release window penned a year ago, but as fans of some of our past work will attest, we're a group committed to releasing games only when they're polished, complete and at the quality level you expect". This is an interesting venture - Kickstarter backers who hit the appropriate tiers will basically get a sandbox version of the platformer to try out.

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