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Here’s a look at Yooka-Laylee’s cute multiplayer minigames

Four-player contests added to Banjo-Kazooie tribute

It's been more than four years since a group of former Rare developers announced plans to create Yooka-Laylee as a spiritual successor to 1998's Banjo-Kazooie, a classic game in N64-era third-person platforming.

Since then, we've been watching progress on Yooka-Laylee with much interest, especially how the game mimics its original inspiration of cute characters and collectables, while taking advantage of design and technological innovations of the past 20 years.

Now, developer Playtonic has released a trailer and details about multiplayer modes in the game. Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo 64 was a strictly single-player affair.

Local four-player multiplayer modes include brawling battle and shooting arenas, racing and capture the flag. It's all housed in an area called Rextro's Arcade, where players can also practice the mini-games in single-player mode.

Yooka-Laylee also offers the option for two players to take on its single-player campaign in co-op mode. It's due to be released on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 11. A Nintendo Switch version is also in the works for a later release.

You can find out more about the game in our most recent preview.

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