What’s all the buzz (and beep-boops) about? GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) today announced that a crossover collaboration with Playtonic Games’ Yooka-Laylee is on its way to Volta-X this November. Additionally, in the strategic robot battler’s first major free content update, players today will see changes to the game’s Headquarters and combat balancing, as well as new weapons, and Emotes.
Yooka and Laylee are gearing up for a fight — and they mean bees-ness! Yooka will turn a new page on this tail — errr tale — by joining the Volta Crew in an original story mission, complete with his own unique abilities. “Slurp State” allows Yooka to take on any environmental effects in a room and imbue his next attacks with that effect. More details on the collaboration are coming soon.
As for the new update dropping today, the Headquarters hub is receiving an Edit Mode, which will allow players to move parts of their Base around. Improvements have also been made to Crew Assignments and selection. Players will receive new battle Emotes and a Volta taunt, and can now access multiple save slots if they want to battle their way through the game’s story again.
Four new weapons are being thrown into the mix to change up the game:
- Light Punch delivers a low-damage, fast-cooldown attack that gives players the opportunity to strike over and over again. It can’t target flying objects, but it can overwhelm an opponent with a furious flurry of jabs.
- Ballista does less damage, but this ancient, long-ranged weapon has an extremely short cooldown.
- Shotgun sprays opponents with multiple projectiles at once, doing either high damage to one Volta part in close range or less damage to multiple parts from a distance.
- Chainsaw inflicts damage upon making contact with an opponent’s part and damages the part three more times as it makes a deeper cut.
Starting on Halloween day, players will be able to compete in a series of special tournaments to win spooky new Kaiju and Volta themed Costumes for their Crew. Just hope that your bot doesn’t go sci-fi on you with a mind of its own! In addition to the special Halloween events, Volta-X will be 50 percent off on Nintendo Switch and Steam, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.