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Yooka-Laylee is a video game that act as a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. It will be developed by Playtonic Games, a studio that is composed of former members of Rare.

Chris Sutherland, who was the lead programmer of Donkey Kong Country and the Banjo-Kazooie games, and the voice actor of Banjo and Kazooie, will be voicing the characters of Playtonic's new game. The artist and creator of Banjo and Kazooie, Steve Mayles, is also on the team. Grant Kirkhope, the composer of many of Rare's games including the Banjo-Kazooie games, is also on board to create music for the project.

"There's been so much pent-up passion for doing something like this, because we’ve all been sat on a lot of these ideas since Banjo-Tooie came out,” Playtonic's lead and previously designer of Viva Pinata Gavin Price told Edge.[1]

Grant Kirkhope will return to compose the soundtrack along with Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise, and Kameo: Elements of Power composer Steve Burke.

Playtonic is currently aiming to bring this debut title to PC and certain console platforms and hopes to use Steam Early Access to get it into players' hands as soon as possible for feedback. "There's a history of working with Nintendo, so we'd naturally love to see our game on a Nintendo platform. I people tell us to make Wii U our target console platform, then we’ve got the flexibility to do that," Rice also told Edge.

A Kickstarter campaign for the game was started on 1 May 2015, which has become a runaway success. Its goal of £175,000 was reached within 38 minutes and later reached £1 million within 21 hours.

Plot

Yooka and Laylee venture out from the safety of their home in Shipwreck Creek to explore deep inside the work halls of a baneful business known as the Hivory Towers, to find the "Pagies" needed to explore the mysterious Grand Tomes as the buddy-duo battle to stop Capital B and Dr. Quack from absorbing all the world's literature and converting it into pure profit.

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