Those waiting on a new Banjo-Kazooie game have pretty much given up all hope of ever seeing one, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get something close to it. PLAYTONIC GAMES announced that they’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign for YOOKA-LAYLEE, a 3D platformer very similar to Banjo-Kazooie. The studio is made up of former creative talent responsible for Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country – including Steve Mayles, creator of the beloved Banjo and Kazooie characters, and Chris Sutherland, the software engineer responsible for more than two decades of iconic games.
PLAYTONIC is using Kickstarter as a means of both expanding the scope of YOOKA-LAYLEE and bringing it to more platforms. The game is currently planned for release on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, with release timings dependent on the success of the crowdfunding campaign.
“Until now our development has been self-funded, but Kickstarter presents us with the amazing opportunity to deliver YOOKA-LAYLEE at the level of scope and scale that fans demand – and on their games platform of choice. Our team has decades-worth of ideas that we hope we’ll now finally have the resources and freedom to bring to reality.”
PLAYTONIC need your help to bring Yooka and Laylee to life. Please check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.