News Yooka-Laylee's Retro 64-Bit Mode Coming Soon on PS4
Time for a downgrade
All the way back when Yooka-Laylee was nothing more than a hopeful Kickstarter campaign, one of the promised additions was a way to play the game with 64-bit graphics, in order to complete the obvious throwback to Rare's late 90s platformers. It's been a long time since then, but it looks like Playtonic Games is finally ready to...
News Yooka-Laylee Patch to Dial Down Dumbass Voices
Will also solve camera issues
Playtonic will improve middling platformer Yooka-Laylee with an upcoming patch, lessening camera quibbles and dialling down the dumb gibberish voices in the game. In response to feedback, the UK-based developer plans to include an option that will allow you to put a sock in the mouth of its colourful cast of characters;...
Video Does Yooka-Laylee Delight on the PS4?
Early impressions of Playtonic's platformer
Snake Pass is kick-starting a retro platformer renaissance this week, but Yooka-Laylee is right around the corner. We've been playing the Banjo-Kazooie throwback for a good few weeks now, and we figured it was worth pulling together a bit of gameplay footage (under strict pre-release guidance from...
News JonTron's Yooka-Laylee Cameo to Be Patched Out by Playtonic
In the aftermath of controversial comments
Playtonic has announced that it will patch out popular YouTube personality Jon 'JonTron' Jafari's cameo from platformer Yooka-Laylee as part of an update. The game – which recently went gold ahead of its 11th April launch date – has presumably already been submitted to platform holders for printing and...
News Yooka-Laylee's Platinum Trophy Looks Reasonably Achievable
Yooka-Laylee is a collectathon at heart, so you're probably going to want to get all of its Trophies on the PlayStation 4. And fortunately it's looking like a relatively straight-forward Platinum to nab – you're just going to have to keep your eye out for all of those pesky pagies and quills. While it does seem like there's an awful lot...
Hands On Turning Back Time with Yooka-Laylee on PS4
A Rare treat?
The employees over at Playtonic have been through a lot to say the least, many of them coming from backgrounds at the ever-celebrated developer Rare that was responsible for such timeless classics as Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, and Donkey Kong 64 to name a few. So there's a pedigree to these people to say the least, but have...
News Yooka-Laylee's Capital Cashino Is Full-On Sonic Adventure
Who remembers the casino stage from Sonic Adventure, then? Y'know the one: there's a NiGHTS into Dreams pinball table among other awful minigames. This new level from Yooka-Laylee reminds us of that classic Dreamcast sandbox stage; you even have to gather up casino coins and cash them in in return for a Pagie, much like the Blue Blur...
News Playtonic Wraps Production on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee
Like the glistening trinkets that will undoubtedly populate its sandbox levels, Yooka-Laylee has gone gold. The game – which isn't actually set to release until 11th April – is finished and heading off to the ol' manufacturing plant as we speak, where it will be printed onto blank Blu-ray discs and uploaded to the PlayStation Store...
News Yooka-Laylee Adds Local Multiplayer Minigames in Rextro's Arcade
Bagsy the best controller
Yooka-Laylee's shaping up to be something special, isn't it? The upcoming PlayStation 4 platformer isn't exactly breaking new ground, but it's been so long since we've played a Banjo-Kazooie-esque sandbox romp that we can't wait to take Playtonic's love letter for a spin. And it just keeps getting bigger and better, too...
News Yooka-Laylee's Release Date Revealed in Brand New Trailer
We're pretty excited for Playtonic's 3D platformer revival here at Push Square. One of our American correspondents, Mitch Vogel, recently went hands-on with Yooka-Laylee at PSX, and had a grand old time. It's good news, then, to hear that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4 on 11th April. The announcement comes at the end of the...
Hands On Running the Collectathon in Yooka-Laylee on PS4
A solid tribute to an underappreciated genre
Back in the days of the Nintendo 64, a particular genre of exploration-focused platformer emerged from the jump to three dimensions, and Banjo-Kazooie was arguably the greatest example of this. Since those days, it seems that the genre has fallen a bit by the wayside, but the developers of Banjo-Kazooie...
News Shovel Knight Brings More Fanservice to PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee
We're diggin' it
Yooka-Laylee exists to please old-school Nintendo gamers. Having gone hands-on with the PlayStation 4 platformer earlier this week, we can confirm that it's quite literally Banjo-Kazooie running on modern hardware – even the use of the Unity engine ensures an authentic N64-esque 20 frames-per-second throughout. But what about...
Gamescom 2016 Yooka-Laylee Is a Nintendo 64 Game for Your PS4
Bring your Banjos
It's a real credit to Playtonic Games that Yooka-Laylee seems so authentic. Drop the polygon count and resolution of this trailer and it'd look like a Nintendo 64 game, which is what the developer's aiming for, of course. This brand new Gamescom 2016 video shows off some of the environments you can expect to explore, with the...
News Yooka-Laylee Looks Like Pure PS4 Platforming Goodness
Will release early next year
This looks good! We must admit that we've missed Nintendo 64-era platformers; the recent Ratchet & Clank is amazing, but it scratches a different kind of itch. In fact, the last real collectathon-esque adventure that we can remember on a PlayStation platform is Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, and even that didn't really...
News Team 17 Worms in on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee
Publisher brought in for 'boring' bits
It feels like eons ago that Yooka-Laylee double-jumped onto Kickstarter and took crowd-funding by storm. The platformer holds the record for the highest earning British game on the site, but its mere £2 million tally has been overshadowed somewhat by the successes of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and...
E3 2015 This Yooka-Laylee Footage Will Make You Feel Like a Child Again
Off-screen but ace
Whisper it, but the old Nintendo 64 collect-a-thons are some of this author's favourite games. Yooka-Laylee is guaranteed to be a real PlayStation 4 treat, then – and it's coming along alarmingly well. Despite only just completing its Kickstarter campaign, this off-screen footage from E3 2015 shows plenty of promise already...
News Yooka-Laylee Is Officially Britain's Most Funded Kickstarter Game
And it's still got a month to go
"There's no market for mascot platformers anymore," the men in suits said – but Playtonic Games has proven everyone wrong. Yooka-Laylee achieved its £175,000 funding target in under an hour, before going on to achieve $1 million in five. Only four projects have reached the milestone faster, and none of them were...
News Yooka-Laylee Has Its Own Sketchy Merchant
Playtonic Games, the group of ex-Rare developers who took Kickstarter by storm two weeks ago, has unveiled the first support character in its upcoming 3D platformer, Yooka-Laylee. His name is Trowzer, and in that classic '90s video game fashion, he's a questionable peddler with one motivation: taking your hard earned coin. Fear not, his...
News PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee Makes Over $1 Million in Six Hours
We first got wind of Yooka-Laylee yesterday, when our colleagues from Nintendo Life popped into the Push Square office with a whole slew of exclusive assets from the then-unannounced game. Our reaction, at the time, was: it looks interesting – but we don't think that anyone expected this kind of response. In the span of six hours, the...