Nintendo Life goes behind the scenes on Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee!

They say that the apple never falls far from the tree, and that’s certainly true of UK startup Playtonic Games. Based on an industrial estate in the middle of the rolling English countryside, this team of former Rare developers is but a stone’s throw away from the historic town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, where Rare founders Chris and Tim Stamper founded Ultimate Play the Game back in the 1980s. Just a little further down the road you’ll find Twycross, where Rare relocated during its Nintendo years – first to a converted farmhouse and later to a state-of-the-art, purpose-built office complex, where it remains to this day under the ownership of Microsoft.

Looking at Yooka-Laylee in action, it’s clear that this kind of game is going to be of massive interest to Nintendo fans, who are arguably more accepting of this kind of cute platformer than their Xbox One and PlayStation 4-owning counterparts. “I think it certainly could be the case that there will be a lot of Nintendo fans in what we’re doing,” Sutherland says. “In fact, of all the emails and communications we get, a high percentage of them are asking us about Nintendo-related features. It’s quite exciting for us because of where we’ve come from and our history.”

You can see the full interview, with a look at the game and Playtonic’s development studio, in the video below.

Source: Nintendo Life

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