Playtonic Games and Yacht Club Games are teaming up to bring Shovel Knight to Yooka-Laylee.
Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie and made by some of the same developers from RARE that broke off to form Playtonic Games. The game was successfully Kickstarted reaching £2,090,104 from 73,206 backers, well above their £175,000 goal.
Whoahhh!!!! Isn’t it amazing to see Shovel Knight rendered in 3D?! It was a team effort too! Our very own Sean Velasco made all the funny noises for Shovel Knight’s voice. Is that what Shovel Knight really sounds like?
Yacht Club Games designed and built the model itself while Playtonic rigged and animated it to life. Shovel Knight sure looks comfortable in a 3D world. Who knows…maybe one day we’ll see Shovel Knight running and jumping around his very own 64-styled adventure! Wouldn’t that be neat?
The release of Yooka-Laylee is estimated to be October 2016 for Windows PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One. However, the release for each platform is not guaranteed to be on the same day.