A playable demo of Yooka-Laylee will be available to Kickstarter backers who paid £20 or more from July, developer Playtonic has announced.
The 'Toybox' demo will be a self-contained, "spoiler-free" sandbox designed to give backers a feel for the game's platforming, and includes a range of secrets to discover, collectibles to find and "custom-built props" to play with. The Toybox will only be available on PC.
New screenshots of the game have also been revealed along with its logo. It looks a lot like Banjo-Kazooie's, doesn't it…?
Further details on the game's story have been confirmed, too, revealing that Yooka and Laylee's quest will take them "deep inside the work halls of a baneful business, as the buddy-duo seek out the magical Pagies required to explore the mysterious Grand Tomes.
"The dexterous pair will seek to unlock the ancient secrets of these bewitching books, as they battle to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all of the world’s literature… and convert them into pure profit."
A release date for the game has yet to be confirmed, although the developer says that it is still "working towards" the October window originally promised. It will only release the game, however, once it's "polished, complete and at the quality level you expect. As soon as we’re confident we’ve ticked all of those boxes, we’ll inform our backers directly of when to mark their calendars."
Yooka-Laylee made over £2m after launching on Kickstarter last year, prompting Worms developer Team17 to pick up the publishing rights later in the year.