Shovel Knight will stumble his way into Yooka-Laylee as an NPC

Team 17 and Playtonic Games have confirmed Shovel Knight will be making a special appearance in Yooka-Laylee.


Team 17 and Playtonic Games have released a new gameplay trailer for Yooka-Laylee that showcases a number of characters that will be featured in the game, including a very special guest: Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight.

The new gameplay trailer focuses on a number of unique and colorful characters that inhabit the world, which includes Yooka and Laylee, of course, Capital B, Dr. Quack, Rextro, and our favorite, Trowzer the Snake. In addition to its original cast of characters, Team 17 has revealed Shovel Knight will be making a special guest appearance as an NPC (Non Playable Character) in Yooka-Laylee.

Here are some descriptions of a few of the characters featured in today’s trailer:

Capital B - Cunning bizzness executive Capital B is the CEO of diabolical corporation Hivory towers, which has recently joined forces with ingenious tech firm Quack Corp. Together, they’re about to launch their most devious scheme yet: To absorb all of the world’s books and take over the world!

Trowzer – The serpent salesman claims to be the most skilled and knowledgeable character in the game, though Laylee suspects he’s little more than a dodgy dealer. During their adventure, Yooka and Laylee can purchase advanced manoeuvres from Trowzer’s travelling moves shop.

Dr. Quack - The former partner of Dr. Puzz, Quack’s increasingly wild experiments lead him down the path of corruption. Now fully clad in a not-so- hi-tech ‘biosuit’, the ‘good’ doctor uses his scientific expertise to power up Hivory Towers’ Corplet employees

Dr. Puzz - A hapless scientist who’s experience more than her share of tentacle – erm ‘technical’ issues, Dr. Puzz will use her D.N.Ray to transform Yooka and Laylee into a plethora of crazy critters and help them on their adventure.

Yooka-Laylee will introduce us to even more notable characters when it releases in Q1 2017. To learn more about Yooka-Laylee, feel free to check out our interview with Team 17 at E3 2016 or check out its complete Toybox experience below.

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