Yooka-Laylee's New Character Is a Trouser Snake

Playtonic details its wheeling and dealing new supporting character.


Playtonic Games, developer of Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee, has revealed a new innuendo-filled character called Trowzer.

The trouser-wearing snake is the first supporting character the developer has revealed, and has been described as a "flash, wheeler dealing serpent."

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"Trowzer is a business-snake whose career never took off," Playtonic's creative lead, Gavin Price, explained on the official website.

"Not that he knows it - the smug, serpent salesman thinks he's the bee's knees (not that he has knees), and for a little dosh he'll teach you some of the slick moves he picked up on the high-stakes sales floor."

Along with his trousers, tie, and fedora, the character completes the out-of-touch business-snake look with a large "Brickcom" phone.

“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.”

Playtonic's character artist Steve Mayles also explained the design process behind Trowzer and attributed the idea of the snake wearing shorts to Price himself.

“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.”

Following its Kickstarter success, GameSpot looked at whether Yooka-Laylee could realise the golden days of Rare again.

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