Playing a 3D platformer is something of a rarity these days, but to play that with friends? Even more so. But that is what Yooka-Laylee, the first game from Playtonic Studios (that mostly comprises of ex-Rare personnel) will offer.
Outside of the main story mode, there will be up to eight different mini-games you and up to three friends can play, including a top-down racer that would remind you of Micro Machines (which happens to have a new title releasing this year). These are all local multiplayer, so this will make use if you have spare controllers and friends coming in. Due to its cutesy cartoon artstyle, it’s mostly safe for children as well.
Check out the trailer below:
Outside of that, you can have a friend take part on your adventure co-cooperatively. This is what we know so far about that, taken from the official site:
“As well as the local multiplayer arcade games, Yooka-Laylee offers a second player the opportunity to co-star in the main Yooka-Laylee adventure. Taking control of the Bee Team, a second player can grab quills, collect and store butterflies, stop traps and more!”
Yooka-Laylee is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 11.