Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee now on Kickstarter

Hits funding goal in just 40 minutes

It has been a whirlwind these last couple days for Yooka-Laylee. We have known about “Project Ukulele” for a while, but just yesterday we learned its official title (with googly eyes in the logo and everything). Today, the team launched its Kickstarter campaign, and its funding level is racing up. It smashed the base funding goal of $270,000 in less than an hour. People want 3D platforming so much.

With that funding, the team plans to release on Linux, Mac, and Windows day one, with PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One releases later. There are a bunch of stretch goals, but the one that might matter most is locked away at £1,000,000 (about $1.5 million): simultaneous release on all platforms. With the rate the funding is climbing, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this make it to that before the campaign ends in 46 days.

Yooka-Laylee is estimated to release in October 2016.

Yooka-Laylee [Kickstarter]

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.