True 3D platforming may have taken an unexpected absence of leave in recent years, but genre veterans Playtonic Games and indie superstars Team17 are looking to bring that back, with the wacky adventures of Yooka and Laylee.

Yep, the time has come for Yooka-Laylee, one of the most anticipated games in recent years, to arrive. Available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC for the price of £34.99, it’s time to join the Chameleon and Bat duo as they head out from the safety of their home in Shipwreck Creek, to explore and uncover the randomness of Hickory Towers. Your adventure will have you hunting down ‘Pagies’ to stop Capital B and Dr. Quack from absorbing all the worlds literature and converting it into profit, and with tons of collectibles and classic platforming teamwork, Yooka-Laylee looks to bring hours of enjoyment.

With a wide open-world to explore, an arsenal of special moves to master, and plenty of challenging puzzles to best, do you have what it takes to save the land? With all this and a whole lot more, you’ll certainly be grateful for your trip to the Xbox One Games Store. Those not yet fully convinced should cast an eye over to our full review, it’ll be sure to point you in the right direction and is well worth the read.

Will you be jumping into the colourful world of Yooka-Laylee? Let us know in the comments below or via our usual social channels.

Game Description:

Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! 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 and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit! Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more! Key Features: INTRODUCING OUR NEW BUDDY DUO: Yooka and Laylee boast an awesome arsenal of abilities built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom from the serpent salesman Trowzer. CARVE YOUR OWN PATH: Purchase and unlock moves with freedom, choose to expand your favourite worlds into even larger, more complex playgrounds and equip unique Tonic gameplay modifiers to customise your play style. Every player will have a unique experience. A COLLECT-EM-UP FOR THE MODERN ERA: Seek out a roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials), such as the dual action Butterfly Energy or tricky Ghost Writers! A CAST TO LAST: Meet (or beat) a huge cast of memorable characters brought to life by the art and audio teams behind legendary platform games, and destined to endure in future adventures as part of the Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks. A DREAM SOUNDTRACK: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine for a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears – they’re in for a treat. BUDDY UP: Establish your own buddy-duo and adventure through Yooka-Laylee in co-op mode! Taking control of a unique co-op character, a second player can assist Yooka and Laylee by stunning enemies and helping them tackle tricky challenges. No piggyback required. AND A WHOLE LOT MORE: Discover unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, retro-tastic Arcade games, quiz shows and more than 7 unique multiplayer games!

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5 years ago

What the hell are you guys talking about?

We’ve been had 3D platformers…..Mario, Ratchet and Clank, etc.

You know, games that got a higher score on Metacritic.

F*cking idiots.

Neil Watton
Reply to  HurtingYourFeelings
5 years ago

Can’t ever remember seeing Mario on Xbox One. But hey, thanks for taking an interest!