A huge Kickstarter success, Yooka-Laylee is a platformer being developed by a team of former Rare staff, including some of the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games.
The hugely successful kickstarter title has found itself a publisher.
Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series. Yooka-Laylee seems to have already won over thousands of people during its Kickstarter campaign, where it even raised enough money for a complete orchestral score.
“Rather than offering further funding on prime of what was accrued by the sport’s massively profitable Kickstarter marketing campaign, the partnership was ensued in order that Playtonic can focus all efforts on improvement”. Team 17 will improve Yooka-Laylee in a myriad of ways, not least in expanded localisation (more languages!), QA testing, certification and store management – Basically, all the stuff that game creators don’t want to worry about. “We’ve built an exciting, modern games label here that helps creators achieve their goals with a team who understands what it takes to release a game, all the while keeping full control of their studio and IP”.
“[This partnership] is probably more significant than either Team17 or Playtonic fully realise right now”, Team17 managing director Debbie Bestwick said to MCV.
Yooka-Laylee stars the charismatic new heroes Yooka and Laylee and using an arsenal of special moves like Yookas tongue grapple and Laylees sonar blast, players will explore and expand gorgeous 3D worlds filled with collectibles and secrets to discover.
Today though, Team17 and Playtonic Games have announced that Yooka-Laylee will be published by Team17 when it releases sometime during October 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, MAC and Linux platforms.