Though it’s primarily a single player platforming game, tucked away in the corners of Yooka-Laylee, you’ll find Rextro Arcade and a selection of eight multiplayer arcade games with support for up to four player couch play.
There’s Glaciators, in which you brawl to try and collect the most quills, Kartos Karting, Blag the Flag, the Gun-let Run shoot-em-up and more. Even without buddies to play with, you’ll want to visit Rextro anyway, as Pagies are hidden away in some of the games.
As well as this, there’s a co-star co-op mode for the main adventure, with a second player able to pick up a controller and offer a little support. They control the Bee Team, which can grab quills, collect and store butterflies for Yooka to eat when low on health or energy, and can even stop traps from triggering. It sounds a lot like the co-op mode from Super Mario Galaxy to me.
Yooka-Laylee is out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on 11th April, and Playtonic are considering bringing the game to Nintendo Switch in the future as well.