Playtonic Games revealed the two charismatic characters of its new arcade 3D platform, previously known as Project Ukelele. Playtonic is a studio formed by former employees of Rare, responsible for titles such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.
If the dynamic and artistic style Yooka (chameleon) and Laylee (bat) seems familiar, it’s because both were created by Steve Mayles, the same artist who designed the icons of gaming as Banjo and Kazooie, and the modern family of Kong for It stay in Rare studio.
Using their unique abilities, the two characters work together to fight enemies and explore the world. Being Yooka one Largartija, use their language as hook while Laylee can raise his partner and fly for a short time, in addition to launch an explosion sound. You can see some of the movements of this charismatic duo in the video below.
What we can see in the video it was developed in three months. Playtonic launches a Kickstarter campaign on May 1st. All backers can purchase a copy of the final game of $15. The team plans to include extra as the soundtrack, art book and a special edition of 64 bits, plus a retrospective of the pedigree Nintendo 64 team.
If the campaign is successful (which is likely) Yooka-Laylee will be released on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U, although departure dates are subject to additional goals of the campaign.