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

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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

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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.