Yooka-Laylee has…multiplayer?

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Wait, Yooka-Laylee has multiplayer?

Rextro the raptor has an arcade for you and three of your friends to visit and play together both co-operatively and competitively. If you don’t have any friends that’s OK, Rextro will be your friend as you compete for high scores on the leaderboard in solo play. The arcade features eight games including one that resembles Super Off Road.

A second player can even help out in the main single player campaign in a limited role similar to Super Mario Galaxy or even perhaps Beyond Two Souls where “the second player will able to grab quills and collect and store butterflies for when Yooka and Laylee are really in need of health or energy boost. They can even stop some traps to help the player traverse past particularly tricky obstacles!”

Your friend can perhaps help you find special play coins that will power up the arcade machines in the main game for a chance to win currency.

Call me weird, but I’m most excited about the idea of a second player having a way to participate in single player that isn’t just controlling a second character. Asymmetric competitive multiplayer is often a topic of discussion, but asymmetric co-operative multiplayer is also worth discussing and very novel when done well.

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