Yooka-Laylee Due in Q1 2017

Playtonic Games, a company that used to consist of some of the best minds for Rare, have banded back together to create a spiritual successor to Nintendo 64’s Banjo-Kazooie.

This is exciting news for all gamers that became familiar with amazing games from the N64 era. Check out this resume:

nintendo resume

These six titles have sold incredibly well and that is a good basis to start up from. Playtonic Games is trying to wash the bad taste out of everyone’s mouth from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

Utilizing KickStarter, Playtonic Games found backing for this project back in 2015 in a matter of days. Throughout the past two years, they have provided updates and finally have settled on a release date. Originally intended for Fall of 2016, the game has been slightly delayed to Quarter 1 of 2017.

Playtonic Games looks to appear at E3 this year, and to wet the appetites, they’ve released this trailer:

If watching that didn’t remind you of Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, then you’re lost. Featuring a soundtrack from Grant Kirkhope, Yooka-Laylee looks to incorporate a lot of the fun from games like Banjo and Donkey Kong to the modern generation.

Did you back this project? Does this trailer get you excited to pre-order if you didn’t back? Tell us in the comments below!

Ben Cornett

Ben Cornett

Ben Cornett is the lead content contributor and co-owner of The Hyrule Herald.

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