Shovel Knight Making a Guest Appearance in Yooka-Laylee

Indie icon will appear as an NPC.

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Yooka-Laylee was playable to the public for the first time at the Electronic Games Expo and to celebrate, developers Playtonic games dropped a new character parade trailer that contained a nice surprise at the end. Popular indie game icon and Yacht Club Games designed character Shovel Knight will make his first appearance in the 3D realm as an non playable character in Yooka-Laylee when it launches on the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC in Q1 of 2017.

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The venture was a joint effort between the two dev teams, with Sean Velasco of Yacht Club Games giving Shovel Knight his first voice via Yooka-Laylee’s classic mumbled language system. Yacht Club Games was responsible for designed the model while Playtonic brought it to life by animating it. Yacht Club Games also teased that perhaps one day Shovel Knight would have his own 64-styled adventure. With the success of the Shovel Knight games you would think a sequel is definitely planned. Could it be in 3D? For now no one knows but be sure to check out the trailer below to see all the wacky characters revealed for Yooka-Laylee so far.

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Nathan Farrugia - Editor at Capsule Computers. Raised on a Super Nintendo playing Donkey Kong Country, I'm a gamer who loves consoles and handhelds. Also a massive Dragon Ball fan and competitive Pokemon player. Don't be afraid to leave comments on my articles, I love to read them and reply!

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