Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor Yooka-Laylee Officially Unveiled

If you’ve been waiting for a gave developed by some of the minds that delivered Rare classics like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country, you’re in luck, as Yooka-Laylee has officially been unveiled.

Previously known as Project Ukulele, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie appears to be extremely similar to the N64 classics. Not only does Yooka-Laylee revolve around a larger character with a smaller friend on his back, but the classic 3D-platformer gameplay that seems to have gone the way of the dodo returns in full form. On the surface, a chameleon-bat combination should be equally as strong, if not stronger, than a bear and a bird due to the potential for color-changing and sonar-focused gameplay (bet you didn’t consider that when you saw the first images of the duo).

Yooka-Laylee is the first title from the newly-formed Playtonic Games, a studio comprised of some of the best and brightest minds from Rare. If everything goes well with its Kickstarter, which is set to launch tomorrow, Yooka-Laylee will release on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.