Yooka-Laylee is the newest title coming to Kickstarter on May the 1st and is the spiritual successor to the famous Banjo-Kazooie, originally released on the Nintendo 64.
Playtonic Games, the developers behind this new project are hoping their two adorable lead characters for this new 3D platformer, Yooka and Laylee, are going to bring back 3D platformers to the games industry.
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) April 30, 2015
Team behind this game contains a number of the creative talent behind the well-known series’ Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie. Playtonic Games was founded just earlier this year and are looking for support for their new title, which has only been in development for 3 months.
Some gameplay has been released by IGN, showing off the beautiful environments and some of the gameplay features of Yooka-Laylee. Similar to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka and Laylee, use their special abilities in order to work together, to fight various enemies and travel across the world.
Yooka, or the green one, is a Chameleon who uses their tongue as a grappling hook while Laylee, the wise cracking bat with a big nose, can fly for short periods helping the duo to traverse their environments.
If the Kickstarter Campaign is successful, Yooka-Laylee will be released on Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, Mac and Windows PCs. A number of plans for Kickstarter rewards have been reported by IGN, including art books, soundtracks and a special ’64 bit’ edition.
From the little gameplay and screens we have seen so far its easy to be excited. The environments look gorgeous, the characters fun and unique, while the gameplay itself rebels in old style 3D platforming mechanics.
If you want more details about the game head to Playtonic’s website and check out this presentation Playtonic Games gave at EGX. In the video the developers give details about Yooka-Laylee and how they want to rebirth the 3D Platformer. You can watch the video of their presentation below.
Let us know if you are as excited as us about Yooka-Laylee and whether you will be backing the project on Kickstarter.