Above is the exciting new trailer for Yooka-Laylee multiplayer, showcasing a series of mini-games available offline for up to 4 players. When Yooka-Laylee releases in April, you will have the option to let a second player control Bee Team, who can aid player one in various ways. Playing with Bee Team allows you to unlock the arcade cabinets, which will give you access to a total of 8 mini-games to play solo or with 3 other friends. Below is a brief summary from Team17 for what we can expect from these Yooka-Laylee multiplayer games.
“Rextro’s Arcade can be tackled solo to achieve high scores, or in local couch co-op with up to four players! Compete in the Glaciators brawler arena to collect the most quills, race to the finish line in Kartos Karting, fight for the flag in Blag the Flag, blast away the enemies in shoot-em-up Gun-let Run and traverse both Jobstacle Course and Hurdle Hijinx, plus more!
To engage in two player co-operative gameplay, simply connect an additional controller to buddy up! Taking control of the Bee Team, the second player will able to grab quills and collect and store butterflies for when Yooka and Laylee are really in need of health or energy boost. They can even stop some traps to help the player traverse past particularly tricky obstacles!”
Yooka-Laylee has been praised for reimaging and redesigning old-school platforming for the modern gaming age, and as such, has a lot of people excited. The reveal trailer for Yooka-Laylee multiplayer certainly harks back to the N64 era of local cooperative and competitive gaming, and that can only be a good thing.