Yooka-Laylee's Spit 'N' Polish Update Now Live

By Kelly Packard, 9 days ago
Spitting and polishing can take a long time. First previewed all the way back in May, Playtonic Games has finally released the "Spit 'N' Polish" Update for the console versions of Yooka-Laylee. If you forgot, that's the one that promised to add the function to speed up dialogue, skip cutscenes and tone down the gibberish-speak along with correcting some camera issues.

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Playtonic lists the highlights of the update as follows:

  • New music added to the pause menu
  • New manual camera mode added with minimal assist (updated with further viewing distance)
  • Camera design improvements throughout game (less scripted cameras, door cams now appear behind player etc)
  • Pagies have added signposts to Hivory Towers to help guide players to new worlds
  • Design tweaks to all arcade games
  • Improved speed when scrolling through Totals Menu
  • New option for shorter ‘gibberish’ voice sound FX
  • New speech volume option
  • New ability to speed through dialogue by holding Y
  • Cut-scenes can now be skipped with Y
  • New moves section added to pause menu, with image guide
  • Restart option added in the pause menu during arcade games and Kartos challenges
  • ‘Sonar-able’ objects now have clearer visual identity
  • Laser move no longer requires player to crouch
  • Minecart control and hitbox improvements, plus new visual effects
  • Transformation control improvements
  • Improved first-person aiming controls
  • New first-person aiming control options added
  • Improved flying controls
  • When transformed, collecting butterflies now restores energy
  • Hunter tonic now tracks the last 30 Quills and Casino Tokens, in addition to the Health and Power Extenders. It will also whistle at the location of the closest rare collectable.
  • Health UI is now always visible when low
  • Design tweaks in various areas (Black Hole in One, Gloomy Gem Grotto etc)
  • Arcade games now support per player control settings, such as vibration, inverted aim and sensitivity
  • Improved Rampo boss fight
  • Performance improvements
  • Audio improvements
There is also a lengthy list of bug fixes, which you can view by opening up the spoiler text below:

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The patch is available to download now for the console versions of Yooka-Laylee.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
Avid lover of all things gaming, writing and junk food. Favorite PlayStation games? Jak II and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. If you see me around the site or around the web, don't be afraid to say hello!