Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor Yooka-Laylee Meets Kickstarter Goal on First Day (Update)
Playtonic Games has launched the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, and it already reached its main goal in a couple of hours. Stretch goals that have already been met include boss battles on every stage (including new boss songs), simultaneous releases for the PC, Mac and Linux versions, new transformations and a 2.5D mine cart section of the game added. A 2-4 local multiplayer mode, various language translations and a simultaneous day one release for Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 include the rest of Playtonic's stretch goals. Based on how fast this Kickstarter campaign is going, we have a feeling that final goal will be met by the end of the day.
Yooka-Laylee has an expected launch window of Oct. 2016 for PC, Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Former members of Rare have rallied together at Playtonic Games and unveiled their spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee (get it?).
Playtonic Games has unveiled its new game, Yooka-Laylee. This duo was created by Steve Mayles, who created Banjo-Kazooie back in the late '90s at Rare. As you would expect, Yooka and Laylee function together similar to how Banjo and Kazooie did, but the difference here is that Yooka is a lizard and Laylee is a bat. As a result, Yooka can use his tongue for a variety of platforming uses — he also has a rolled-up tail he can use as a weapon. Laylee will have access to sonar blasts and the ability to fly/glide for short bursts.
Starting on May 1, Playtonic Games will open up a Kickstarter campaign to help crowdfund Yooka-Laylee. Playtonic previously revealed that it intended to have Project Ukulele hit current-gen consoles, and it looks like Yooka-Laylee certainly has the chance to do so.The Kickstarter will let backers get the game early for $15. Playtonic is tossing around the idea of a 64-bit edition of the game as well, which would be awesome. Watching this duo in action makes us feel all sorts of nostalgic, while showing off the technical prowess of Playtonic's team.
While a launch window won't be revealed until the Kickstarter opens on May 1, Yooka-Laylee intends to hit the Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Courtesy of IGN News, we get to see Yooka-Laylee in action: