Now here’s something really different. I’ve never heard of an “open world pinball adventure” before, but that’s what Yoku’s Island Express is. Yoku’s Island Express is an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure, seamlessly blending platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world. If you watch the reveal trailer below, you can see just how seemless the game goes from platformer to pinball game. What’s really fascinating is just how fluid and natural it all seems.
About the Game
Yoku the dung beetle sets foot on the beach of Mokumana Island, ready to take on the duties as the new postman. But the ancient island God is trapped in a restless sleep and the islanders are plagued by quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares. Yoku’s Island Express is a unique and quirky adventure with handcrafted visuals, where you’ll soar through the air, vacuum explosive snails, fight a Screetch, feed starving lemurs, discover the mystery of the Fruit Altar, wake an old god, and hopefully help tiny Yoku rebuild the island post-office.
- Genre combining open world pinballing
- Unique beautifully handpainted artwork
- An island filled with unique creatures, both big and small
- Action-packed nonlinear gameplay that awards exploration
Yoku’s Island Express is expected to release Winter 2017/18.