Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter for Yooka-Laylee some 20 hours ago, and it’s almost at £1 million

The spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie launched on Kickstarter yesterday and after just 40 minutes the game had reached its £175,000 goal and now we’re almost at the 24 hour mark and already the game is teetering ever closer to the one million pound mark.

Yooka-Laylee is the upcoming game from ex-Rare developers Playtonic Games and acts as the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. It stars the new duo, a chameleon named Yooka, and a bat named Laylee, and the two will be going on a collectable-finding adventure on both PC and consoles in 2016.

The game, which landed on Kickstarter yesterday, is set to land on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U, and if the game hits the one million pound mark, which is very likely probably by time this post is published, Playtonic say they’ll aim to release the game simultaneously on every platform. At time of writing, the Kickstarter is currently at £993,473.


Playtonic games features 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. With around 100 years of gaming development between the entire company, you know that Yooka-Laylee is going to be pretty incredible.

“Using an arsenal of special moves like Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s sonar blast, players will explore – and expand – gorgeous 3D worlds filled with collectibles and secrets to discover,” explains the Kickstarter. “The highly-anticipated project will feature worlds crafted by the artists behind the genre’s most beloved classics, plus a dream soundtrack created in collaboration with legendary composers David Wise (Donkey Kong Country series), Steve Burke (Kameo: Elements of Power) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie series).”

So if you want to grab yourself a copy of Yooka-Laylee when it launches next year, you can secure yourself a copy on PC for £10, or on console for £15. It’s a bargain! Head to the Kickstarter page here.

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