Developer Playtonic must be feeling pretty pleased with itself. Its spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, recently launched on Kickstarter and has smashed records left, right and centre. Playtonic consists of a group of ex-Rare staff, including Chris Sutherland and Steve Mayles, two of the creators of Banjo-Kazooie, and its first game has already become the quickest to break the £1 million mark, obliterating its £175,000 goal.
Yooka-Laylee stars a cute chameleon and bat and promises to capture the glory days of Rare’s N64 period, most notably the Banjo-Kazooie era. Yooka-Laylee is still a long way from being finished (it’s due for release in 2016) but we’re confident that the team’s pedigree will produce something very special. Expect an interview with Chris Sutherland soon and don’t forget to back the Kickstarter.