Back in March, we informed you about Playtonic’s Project Ukulele. Project Ukulele has been renamed to Yooka-Laylee, and Playtonic Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for this new platformer. And as you’d expect, this Kickstarter campaign hit its initial goal in just a couple of hours.
Playtonic Games, consisted of ex-Rare developers that worked on Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie, aims to bring back those amazing SNES and N64 platform titles that most gamers adored.
Yooka-Laylee will be released for Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. Yooka-Laylee is planned for an October 2016 release on PC, Mac and Linux. And since its Kickstarter campaign is about to meet its £1 million stretch goal, Playtonic Games will do its best to simultaneously release the game on all platforms.
In Yooka-Laylee, players take control of two characters; Yooka and Laylee. Yooka is the green bloke with no pants and Laylee is the wisecracking lady-bat with the big nose, that 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.”