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Banjo-Kazooie successor gets a literal trouser snake as a new character

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The minds behind Kickstarter success story Yooka-Laylee have shown they're not scared of wordplay with the Banjo-Kazooie-inspired title of the game. It looks like that playfulness will extend beyond the main characters and into the realm of innuendo as well.

In a Kickstarter update today, developer Playtonic Games unveiled the first support character from Yooka-Laylee: a snake named Trowzer. See, he's named that because despite being a snake and having no legs, he wears pants. He also carries a large, old-school '80s-style cell phone.

Yooka-Laylee creative lead Gavin Price describes Trowzer as a snake who "thinks of himself as the best salesman ever, but with his downbeat appearance and 1980's mobile phone, life never took off for him."

Of course, if you want to be lewd about it, you may recognize Trowzer as a reference to the term "trouser snake." Urban Dictionary's users define "trouser snake" as "an elusive animal that comes in many shapes and sizes" and "the most feared yet desired animal in the Animal Kingdom." Another user writes that it is "the best word ever used for refferring [sic] to a penis."

The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter has currently raised over $2 million, well ahead of its initial goal of just over $270,000. It has 35 days left in its fundraising campaign.