UPDATE: Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has updated its own blog to talk about the upcoming Yooka-Laylee cameo, providing a few new details. For starters, the blue burrower’s voice in the game is provided by Sean Velasco, who founded the studio and directed Shovel Knight itself. Yacht Club also designed and built the new 3D model, which Playtonic then rigged and animated to fit in Yooka-Laylee’s world.

Finally the studio has provided two screenshots of Shovel Knight’s guest appearance, as well as an official render. Check them out:

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EGX is currently underway in the United Kingdom and just moments ago during the Yooka-Laylee panel a new trailer was revealed, showcasing the colorful cast of NPCs and a new special guest – indie game legend, Shovel Knight! You can check out the full trailer below:

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