Playtonic Games, an indie team made up of former developers from Rare, is working on a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. Like its predecessor, collectibles will be a big focus, but this time there's a little more purpose. Previously, Playtonic revealed that you can expand the game worlds by collecting "Pagies", and today we got a little more background on that system. As it turns out, the game worlds in Yooka-Laylee are all contained within large, magical books. Thus, by collecting Pagies (or possibly just "Pages," depending on who you ask), more will be added to the books.
"This time around, the worlds will all be contained within these larger magical books and we'll have quite book-ish names for the levels as well.Sometimes they'll sound more like titles of books when you go into the levels and you'll explore them that way by collecting Pages as well. So you can go into a world, and it'll start off similar to a Banjo level in terms of scope, size and complexity, but then you can spend your Pages expanding the current world or use them to unlock a future world as well.
"We actually wanted to make it so that if players want to go through into one world and then go ahead and see the next word, but still come back later on, they can do that. We're 'de-linearising' the experience." — Gavin Price
What do you think of the book and page system so far? What elements would you like to see return from Banjo-Kazooie? Sound off in the comments!