Banjo-Kazooie was a popular platformer from the days of the Nintendo 64. Today, the spiritual successor to the series was announced by Playtonic Games.

Playtonic Games has revealed their upcoming title: Yooka-Laylee. The game stars the chameleon Yooka, and a bat named Laylee, who work in the same manner as Banjo and Kazooie (both can be seen below). Both characters were created by Steve Mayles, the mind behind Banjo and Kazooie, as well as the modern Donkey Kong family. Yooka is able to use his tongue like a grappling hook, while Laylee is able to pick up its partner and fly short distances. Both of them will have a pool of moves that they will be able to use.

Yooka-Laylee was originally teased under the name Project Ukulele. The game is being developed by Playtonic Games, a studio composed of veterans from the legendary studio Rare. A Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project will begin on May 1st. If funded, Yooka-Laylee will be released on PC, Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Backers will be able to pick up the game for $15, with Playtonic planning to release some extras, including soundtracks, art books, and a “64-bit” special edition.


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