Playtonic Games, made up of many Rare veterans (you know, the guys who made Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie?), started a new KickStarter for a brand new 3D platformer which was to act as a spiritual successor of the beloved Banjo-Kazooie series. The project, named Yooka-Laylee, was garnering a lot of popularity before its Kickstarter went live which likely led to the massive success of the Kickstarter in less than a day.
The KickStarter, which is currently almost at $2,000,000 USD, hit its initial $270,041 goal in a very short time and knocked down all of its stretch goals, including the $1,000,000 mark, in under a day! Talk about massive success! At the time of this post, the Kickstarter still has 44 days to go!
Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. We’ve come together to form Playtonic Games and create a spiritual successor to our most cherished work from the past!
Our new heroes, Yooka (the green bloke with no pants) and Laylee (the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose) were conceptualised from the ground up for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie.
Using an arsenal of special moves like Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s tactical sonar blast, players will explore – and expand – gorgeous 3D worlds drawn up by esteemed environment artist Steven Hurst (Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Pinata) and through skill discover the plethora of delicious collectibles hidden within.
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