Tag: Playtonic Games
News Yooka-Laylee Studio Playtonic Games Establishes Publishing Label
What's Playtonic Games up to these days? The team behind the Rare-esque 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has been on the down-low since 2019, when it released its quietly great follow-up, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. As you might expect, the studio has been busy behind the scenes, but it's emerged with a somewhat surprising...
News Yooka-Laylee Dev Not Being Bought By Xbox, Clarifies Continued Independence
Games will keep coming to PS4
Over the past couple of days, Xbox fans have somehow gotten it into their heads that Microsoft was about to purchase Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic Games. Piecing together vague "evidence" in order to form the narrative, internet message boards seemed convinced they were onto something ahead of the hardware...
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...
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...