There's already been a few indie games extending a welcoming hand for another team's character, yet it's the Yooka Laylee team over at Playtonic Games offering up the welcoming party this time around for Yacht Club Games' own Shovel Knight.
Laylee seems pleased to finally having a 'decent NPC to work with' casting a little shadow of a doubt on his thoughts on many of the game's pun-heavy characters so reminiscent of the past Rare games Yooka Laylee is drawing inspiration - and former staff members - from.
The knight of extravagant weaponry went so heavy on the adventuring that he managed to dig himself into the wrong game. What exactly he'll players do is still a buried secret!
Yooka Laylee launches next year with Kickstarter backers already having access to a 'toybox' demo. There's a handy character introduction trailer below.