Playtonic and Team17 have just released a brand new trailer for Yooka-Laylee, which we now know will release in Q1 2017 on PC and consoles. Yooka-Laylee stars the charismatic new buddy duo Yooka and Laylee, who use an arsenal of special moves to explore – and expand – gorgeous 3D worlds filled with collectibles to discover, secrets to unlock and a cast of quirky characters to meet (or defeat). It obviously takes heavy inspiration from Banjo Kazooie, which is due to the fact that a number of members of the Playtonic team were key members of Rare in the Nintendo 64 days.
“We are really excited to release today the E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee and confirm our presence in Los Angeles where we will showcase the game for the first time to the media and influencers. After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017. While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development” said Gavin Price, Creative Director and MD of Playtonic.