3D platformers haven't been huge since the N64 days, but former Rare developers are making a comeback. Veterans from classics like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country have banded together to crowdfund a revival of the genre. Yooka-Laylee, like B-K before it, is named after its protagonists, a lizard named Yooka and a bat named Laylee. Though it's just a few months along, the game already looks great. Newly-formed developer Playtonic Games details their for their game in their Kickstarter video below.
The Kickstarted has already proven to be a huge success, meeting their modest funding goal within an hour. With a month and a half left to go, this is undoubtedly going to be one of those increasingly rare (GET IT?) multimillion dollar campaigns.
People are very excited about playing a new 3D platformer in the vein of their childhood favorites. So excited, in fact, that there's already tons of fan art for this just-announced game.
The composer for the game is also a Rare veteran, having worked on some of the best tunes in games like Banjo, Viva Pinata and Goldeneye. He sums up the "surprising" success of Yooka-Laylee in a single tweet.
We'll have to wait until 2016 until the game is officially released, but it looks like Playtonic Games is already dealing with some impossibly high expectations. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this will probably be better than Croc.