Yooka-Laylee will have competitive multiplayer, where up to 4 players can compete against each other in 8 different modes. All the modes support local multiplayer, for that really old school feel of sharing a couch with your buddies and not having to use a microphone to call them mean names.
These 8 multiplayer modes include arena brawler Glaciators, old-school racer Kartos Karting and the friendship-destroying Jobstacle Course. All of them can be played in single-player as well, if you just want to sit back and shatter other people’s high scores.
You can see some of the Yooka-Laylee multiplayer modes in the video above, accompanied by a great soundtrack and a really, really annoying “narration” by Rextro, the multiplayer arcade’s custodian.
The local multiplayer experience extends into the game’s main campaign. A second player can take control of the Bee Team, and help player 1 by grabbing quills collecting butterflies, stopping traps and more.
Yooka-Laylee releases on April 11 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. a Nintendo Switch version is also in the works and will be released at a later date.