Yooka-Laylee - Gamescom Trailer

Not willing to miss out on the European hype, Playtonic Games has released a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee to celebrate Gamescom this year. It’s actually quite the impressive showing, with a multitude of different gameplay varieties within the platformer being put on display.

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The latest trailer gets a description that states it’s “the latest look at Yooka-Laylee, the next 3D platformer from key creative talent behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country!” After today’s trailer, that synopsis couldn’t appear to be more apt. The first few segments of the trailer show off some of your more typical platforming fare. Then, we get into the not so typical stuff.

Yooka and Laylee tag-team to perform a number of unique platforming moves in the latest spot. You can catch them rolling around the environments with Yooka as a rolled up ball and Laylee directing by running atop her. Shortly after that, a segment is shown that apparently puts Yooka and Laylee together into a plow truck of sorts. They then commence using said plow to open up portions of their previously unreachable environments.

That’s not it though, as swimming is then shown. But while standard swimming is in order, there is also the ability to run and platform under water as well. To do this, Yooka farts out an air bubble that she and Laylee then enter to allow them to traverse by feet underwater. You can’t make this stuff up…

Some combat is shown off, as is the game’s primary villain for a bit. But also get a glimpse at another fun ode to Playtonic’s old roots: Donkey Kong Country style mine-kart tracks. Yes! The trailer overall does a great job of showing what Yooka-Laylee will have in store for us early next year. Have a gander for yourself…

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.