Earlier this week we got the exciting announcement that Stylish, Mexican-themed arcade racer Yucatan was receiving a playable demo. What’s even better is that the demo is available now (link below). Along with this announcement we were also treated to a new trailer, showing off some element of the game not available in the demo.
We first experienced Yucatan last year at EGX where the game was one of the standout titles from the Leftfield Collection. It should be pointed out that the playable demo is consists of the same level featured in the EGX demo, just with a little more polish to the game. So, what is Yucatan?
Straight off the bat, it’s a racer, well, a classic arcade inspired racer where the only competitor is the clock. The action plays out in short track sections, each of which brings a puzzle element to the gameplay, starting with simple obstacles to dodge all the way up to manipulating the flight of the car to a safe landing. The demo offers around 15 minutes of gameplay, but if like us you’re striving to be the best then you’ll want to aim for under 7 minutes – those who love a bit of competition then my latest time is under the name Woody.
Although the demo only offers a snippet of what the full two hours experience looks to bring it definitely whets the appetite enough to get us excited to see what bonkers track creations developer Joe Bain can come up with for the full release.
To see the game in action then check out the new trailer below. Alternatively, you can join me in the battle to become the fastest Yucatan racer in all the land and play the demo, which is linked here. Yucatan is set to release on PS4 and PC later this year, to keep up to date with the development of the game then you can follow the developer on Twitter here.