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Playtonic Games’ Yooka-Laylee Delayed


The developers over at Playtonic have been working long and hard on a spiritual successor to Rare’s critically acclaimed Banjo Kazooie franchise. Over time, that has turned out to take shape in the form of Yooka-Laylee, which was set to launch in October this year after having an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. That has changed, and the game is now slated for a Q1 2017 launch window, but this news has not come without some form of redemption. A new E3 2016 trailer showcasing some of the game’s features has surfaced.

Being former Rare developers themselves, the employees of Playtonic have managed to capture a demographic that has been waiting with bated breath for a game to carry the torch for this beloved classic franchise. Yet, Yooka-Laylee is setting out to forge a path of its own. Boasting unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, and retro mini-Yooka-Layleegames, Yooka-Laylee is shaping up to offer retro gaming fans a very familiar experience.

The game will also offer a co-op mode, allowing players to gather and adventure together in this vibrant, colorful world.

Yooka-Laylee is set to launch Q1 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC. For more information on the game, check out the official Playtonic website here!


Written by Mustapha R. Price

Mustapha is a young yet spirited university student majoring in Game Art and Development. While he’s but a senior in college, he has an extensive history with the art of gaming journalism. Managing his own game review blog for several years, as well as attending events such as Boston FIG and PAX East has given him extensive experience in covering game news. His knowledge of game design also serves as a tool to develop finite understanding of what makes games work.

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