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Shovel Knight to guest star in Yooka Laylee

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Playtonic Games and Yacht Club Games have announced that Shovel Knight will hit Yooka-Laylee thanks to a collaboration between the two studios. That’s right, the blue excavator will appear as a NPC in the game.


Yooka-Laylee, the new game from the creators of Banjo-Kazooie, will have a huge amount of characters that we will encounter in our adventure and make it something very funny. Precisely including a special guest rather than one that comes from a totally different universe and will come to throw out to our heroes that will be found. We’re sure you’ve heard of it.

In a recent publication, the developers explained: “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?” they added.

Playtonic also released a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee, where we see how Shovel Knight will look in this title, with all the other characters.

Yooka-Laylee will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC in 2017.

Furthermore, a trailer has been shown in which the presence of a famous guest star is revealed, which will probably not be playable. It is Shovel Knight, who will surely be an NPC. Below we leave you the Shovel Knight trailer in Yooka-Laylee, and an extended gameplay.

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