Third-person platform revival game Yooka-Laylee has gotten its first trailer ahead of developers Playtonic Games showcasing the game for the first time at E3 next week. The new trailer also gives the game a firm release window of Q1 2017.
Yooka-Laylee stars charismatic buddy duo Yooka and Laylee, who will use an arsenal of special moves to explore a 3D world filled with secrets, collectibles and a cast of quirky characters.
The game is being developed by Playtonic Games, a studio made up of ex-Rare devs who have struck out to make a spiritual successor to one of their best-loved games – Banjo Kazooie. Creative director Gavin Price spoke about the new trailer in a press release:
“We are really excited to release today the E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee and confirm our presence in Los Angeles where we will showcase the game for the first time to the media and influencers.
After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017. While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development.
“We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.”
Yooka-Laylee will be coming to PC and consoles when it launches early next year.
Disclosure: The author of this article is a backer of Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter campaign.