Gamescom Trailer & Hands-On Reports!

Snow ploughs! Flatulence! Googly-Eyed monsters! It’s most definitely a brand-spanking-new Yooka-Laylee trailer – and you can watch it in all its butt-stomping glory below.

A right loose cannon.
A right loose cannon.

This week we’ve dispatched our most frankfurter-resistant team members to the Gamescom expo in Germany. As well as teasing some of the new enemies, moves and mechanics you can see in our latest video, we offered Cologne-dwelling press the opportunity to play Yooka-Laylee for the first time.

Media were invited to sample a version of the game’s first world, Tribalstack Tropics, slightly edited for spoiler content and overly-lethal puns, and you’ll begin seeing hands-on reports on your favourite outlets from today. Very soon we’ll reveal our plans for how we’ll be making similar invitations to the wider world. Stay tuned.

Of course many of you will have already been sampling our game mechanics via the Kickstarter backer-exclusive Toybox, the response to which has been nothing less than fantastic. The Playtonic team wants to thank everyone who’s played the Toybox so far for all of your valuable viewpoints.

The team has been closely following your comments, videos and streams and you can rest assured we’ll be looking to improve the final game based on your responses. Though we’re still not putting pants on the lizard.

Development is entering the polish stage and we’re working our hardest to make the game as sparkly as possible in time for release day early next year. Look out for more Yooka-Laylee content reveals in the coming months.

Thanks for your support!