This is probably as close as we’ll get to Banjo-Threeie.
Last year, a team of former Rare developers who worked on games like the Donkey Kong Country series set out to make a spiritual successor to the beloved N64 plaformer Banjo-Kazooie.
Through Kickstarter, this team, Playtonic Games, successfully funded Yooka-Laylee: a 3-D platformer that will pay homage to the “collectathon” games of the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
A new teaser for the game has dropped, just in time for E3 next week. Check it out below.
Instead of a bear and a bird, you play as Yooka the chameleon and Laylee the bat. Obviously, the game is booming with bright colors, catchy music, and humor very similar to the Banjo series. Additionally, sequences like the mine kart level are a not-so-subtle nod to the SNES Donkey Kong Country games.
If you’re lucky enough to go to E3 this year, the only way you’ll get a chance to play Yooka-Laylee is through an appointment. A bummer for sure, but we’re still super hyped for this healthy helping of nostalgia.
To learn more, check out game’s Kickstarter page.
Yooka-Laylee will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC in early 2017.