Playtonic, the creative forces behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong country, have released a trailer for their much anticipated kickstarter backed game Yooka-Laylee.
“The first thing that struck us about Yooka-Laylee is how much it feels like a classic Rare title.”
In the trailer we meet the chameleon Yooka and his attitude challenged bat sidekick Laylee. It throws us immediately into the 3D platforming game play that fans of Rare will automatically feel accustomed to. Including music done by ex Rare composers David Wise and Grant Kirkhope, that creates the playful whimsical feel of it’s 3D predecessors.
Besides the open world gameplay, Yooka-Laylee will include a local two player cooperative multiplayer mode and a 2 – 4 player not so cooperative mode. Our personal hope is that the gameplay is similar to the Squirrel vs Teddy multiplayer in the not mentioned raunchy Rare title, “Conker’s Bad Fur Day.” Which was admittedly very controversial for the time, but viciously fun when you’re playing against your little brothers and kicking their squirrel asses.
Ex Rare employees announced May 1st, 2015 that they were going to finally assuage the appetite of those starving for more Banjo Kazooie and released details of their Kickstarter campaign. The old school gaming nerds ate it up. Playtonic games reached their crowdfunding goal of 175 thousand pounds ($252,997.50 USD) in thirty-eight minutes and in 21 hours became the fastest video game in Kickstarter history to make 1 million USD.
Seemingly no one will be left out, Yooka-Laylee will be available for Windows, OS, Linux, PS4, Wii U and Xbox and available early 2017. Fighting over our Wii U will commence at that time since The Legend of Zelda Wii U ‘s release date was pushed back to late 2016 early 2017.