The developers over at Playtonic have been working long and hard on a spiritual successor to Rare’s critically acclaimed Banjo Kazooie franchise. Over time, that has turned out to take shape in the form of Yooka-Laylee, which was set to launch in October this year after having an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. That has changed, and the game is now slated for a Q1 2017 launch window, but this news has not come without some form of redemption. A new E3 2016 trailer showcasing some of the game’s features has surfaced.
Being former Rare developers themselves, the employees of Playtonic have managed to capture a demographic that has been waiting with bated breath for a game to carry the torch for this beloved classic franchise. Yet, Yooka-Laylee is setting out to forge a path of its own. Boasting unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, and retro mini-games, Yooka-Laylee is shaping up to offer retro gaming fans a very familiar experience.
The game will also offer a co-op mode, allowing players to gather and adventure together in this vibrant, colorful world.
Yooka-Laylee is set to launch Q1 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC. For more information on the game, check out the official Playtonic website here!