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‘Banjo-Kazooie’ successor ‘Yooka-Laylee’ launches in spring 2017

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Kay Pry
Jun 06, 2016 22:10
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Playtonic Games has confirmed a 2017 launch for Yooka-Laylee, a crowdfunded 3D platformer developed by the creative minds behind such classics as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.

Patterned specifically after the Nintendo 64 classic Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee is a team-based 3D platformer in which a pair of unlikely heroes must use their unique abilities to traverse difficult terrain, defeat enemies, and gather collectibles in order to unlock new levels.

Yooka-Laylee reunites Banjo-Kazooie programmer Chris Sutherland, character designer Steve Mayles, and environment artist Steven Hurst for the first time since the Nintendo 64 era.

Yooka-Laylee also marks the return of Donkey Kong Country sound designer David Wise and Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope

Along with Yooka-Laylee s open-world single-player campaign, creator Playtonic Games notes that players can expect unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, retro-tastic Arcade games, quiz shows, co-op and 8 unique multiplayer games.

Yooka-Laylee is a love letter to classic platformer-adventure games, from a team of veterans responsible for some of the genre s most iconic games, Playtonic communications director Andy Robinson explains.

Multi-platform release dates have not yet been revealed.

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