Playtonic Games have revealed the first support character to appear Yooka-Laylee as Trowzer, described as a “business-snake whose career never took off.”
Players will be able hand over “a little dosh” for Trowzer to encourage him to impart knowledge of the slick moves that he once learned on the “high-stakes sales floor.”
“Trowzer thinks of himself as the best salesman ever, but with his downbeat appearance and 1980’s mobile phone, life never took off for him,” shared Playtonic’s creative lead Gavin Price.
“He’ll take your money and count it (he’s an Adder…) and because he knows best he’ll even demonstrate the moves you just bought for you to replicate… if you can follow his jiggling.”
Character artist Steve Mayles adds, “I didn’t want him to be a snake in the traditional sense, and when Gav suggested he should have shorts on (do I have to add shorts to all of my characters?!), a great idea for this was his body could curl back up through the other leg hole. So he’ll move with a certain springiness, which will be fun to animate.”
Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter campaign will continue until 12am BST on Wednesday 17th June, currently striving toward their next stretch goal at £2 million that will reward backers with free downloadable content.