Anyone who is a fan of Nintendo or Kickstarter games had been keeping their eyes on Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie from way back on the Nintendo 64 console. With Yooka-Laylee’s extraordinary success in reaching its Kickstarter funding goals in less than an hour, it’s little wonder that it’s one of the hottest video game stories out there.
With the game’s Kickstarter success, Yooka-Laylee will be heading to all major platforming consoles. Originally they had just wanted to reach PC and Mac platforms, but all the pledges allowed the game to be slated for the Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4 as well for their October 2016 launch. The developers are dedicated for the best game possible without the risk of “Kickstarter bloats.” In fact, their next pledge campaign is for a full orchestra score, something that will be a wonderful addition to the game, but not necessary for the game’s overall play value.
They may just make it. At the time of this posting, there are over 1.4 million pounds of pledges and 42k backers. While perusing the article myself, the number kept increasing every time I looked up at them.
While way-back-when, I wasn’t that much of a fan of the Banjo-Kazooie games (I know, I know, sorry — it just wasn’t my cup of tea, for whatever reason) and I never got the chance to play much of Donkey Kong 64 (although I remember the awesome theme rap), I think Yooka-Laylee looks amazing. The characters are adorable (look how happy they are at 25 seconds into the video!) and the overall visuals of the gameplay look fantastic. The video shows off some of Laylee’s flying abilities and I’m eager to see what our chameleon friend will be able to do.
Who else is looking forward (or not) to Yooka-Laylee?