During the recent Nindies Showcase we saw a new trailer to herald Yooka-Laylee’s upcoming Switch release. The game’s grown quite a bit while maintaining the trademarks of its developers. We’ve now been given a glimpse of Playtonic’s upcoming ice world, now known as Glitterglaze Glacier.


Some of my favorite bits are Yooka showing off a new ability to illuminate himself in dark areas, the duo’s transformation into a snowplow, and the return of Banjo-Kazooie’s Ice Key. The music is also a standout, capturing the mood of the environment perfectly.

You can check out the trailer shown during the showcase event as well, with a more general, but no less exciting, look at the collection based, duo driven 3D platformer.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.