Yooka Laylee releases this week following it’s massively successful Kickstarter. Check out what else this week has in store.
- A Rose in the Twilight (PS Vita)
- Cosmic Star Heroine (PC, PS4)
- Crawl (Xbox One)
- Planescape: Torment – Enhanced Edition (PC)
- Solaright (PC)
- Starblood Arena (PSVR)
- Symphony of the Machine (PS4)
- The Sexy Brutale (Xbox One)
- Yooka-Laylee (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Rumpus (PC)
- Ready for Take off – A320 Simulator
- Scoop’n Birds (3DS)
- The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Switch)
- Flinthook (PC, PS4)
It’s not the busiest week but Kickstarter darling Yooka Laylee steals the show. Yooka Laylee is the spiritual successor to the Banjo and Kazooie franchise with many of the same people involved. The demand for this kind of 3d platformer appeared to be very high indeed on Kickstarter. The project reached its initial crowdfunding campaign goal of £175,000 in just over half an hour then its highest initial goal of one million pounds in 21 hours. Astonishing. Also note that some time later the game will also come to Switch.
As a backer all seemed as it should with the little toybox preview released quite a few months ago. However, initial reviews on Metacritc put the game in the early 70’s across all consoles. We shall see, but in the mean time check out this trailer from last year’s Gamescom.
Elsewhere PSVR gets itself a funky sci-fi flying shooter. Boasting up to 8 player combat it looks interesting. I have no idea of the quality, so this is far from an endorsement. Rather I’m glad there is continued support of the PSVR. It looks like it has a nice sense of humour and I dig the visual style.