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When We Made… Yooka-Laylee

We take a look behind the scenes at the development of Yooka-Laylee. Playtonic talks about the challenges of building upon Banjo-Kazooie’s heritage and having 73,000 people looking out for everything you do

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Yooka-Laylee dev confirms Unity issues are to blame for Switch release date delay

Earlier this week there were reports that Unity issues were delaying the release of the Switch version of Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee. To help clarify the situation, the developer has now issued a statement explaining its continued delay. The team are "very nearly there," according to a new blog post, but they …

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Opinion: The Nostalgic Spring

This season sees the release of many games with names we know and love, but Sean Cleaver wonders why games receive less criticism for the constant remasters and reboots than Hollywood does.

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Team17: Crossing the pond

Team17’s expansion into the US marks a milestone in the company’s growth and benefits everyone from the publisher itself to the developers it represents globally. Jem Alexander finds out how

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A rare achievement: how Yooka-Laylee’s winning fans on both sides of the nostalgia divide

Nostalgia is a valuable currency in the games industry, but there’s one UK studio that knows this better than most. Formed by several ex-Rare employees, many of whom worked there during the firm’s iconic N64 years, Playtonic Games is just over a fortnight away from releasing its debut title, Yooka-Laylee, …

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JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

Developer Playtonic has announced that shamed YouTuber JonTron will no longer star in upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee. JonTron, whose real name is Jon Jafari, found himself at the centre of controversy earlier this month after an interview in which he espoused a string of heavily racist views. As a result the …

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Yooka-Laylee: Playing to an audience

How do you make sure your nostalgia-fueled game has a familiar feel, but still brings something new to the table? Jem Alexander speaks to the audio director and two composers on Yooka-Laylee to find out

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With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out’s biggest year yet?

Despite the narrative of digital sales becoming a bigger part of today’s games market, 80 per cent of new releases are bought in a box.   This is a sector within which publisher Sold Out has built its business, and it’s done it rather successfully, too. The current version of …

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Yooka-Laylee multiplayer modes unveiled in new gameplay trailer

Playtonic Games has finally unveiled more details about Yooka-Laylee’s multiplayer modes. Revealed via a new gameplay trailer, the game will feature both co-op play and eight additional multiplayer arcade-style mini-games, allowing up to four players to compete head-to-head. In local two-player co-op, a second player will be able to take …

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