Meet Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie!


As much as we want a sequel to our favourite Bear and Bird combo, Banjo-Kazooie’s last outing “Nuts’n’bolts” was something that we don’t talk. So when Playtonic Games, an indie studio composed of former Rare developers announced their upcoming game to be a spiritual successor to on of the best 3D platformers ever, well we got excited.

Introducing Yooka the chameleon and Laylee the bat (pictured above). Players will use Yooka’s tongue and Laylee’s power of flight to navigate a challenging 3D world. Yooka-Laylee will be seeking crowdfunding via Kickstarter starting on May 1st.

“You told us you wanted Yooka-Laylee … to be the best game it could possibly be,” Playtonic said on its website. “You said you wanted sprawling, gorgeous worlds to explore, tons of smartarse characters to meet and inventive moves to learn… and you wanted to do it all on your gaming platform of choice.”

If you’re still unsure of the project, then consider that the development team comprises of “the bloke who programmed Donkey Kong Country, the character designer behind Banjo and Kazooie, and the artist who made your console fit to burst with lavish environments across a decade’s worth of adventure games,” according to the studio.