Yooka-Laylee announced on Kickstarter, hits all stretch goals

The spiritual successor to the Nintendo 64 platformer Banjo & Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, hit its main goal of 270,041 dollars within 40 minutes. Yooka-Laylee hit a million dollars in less than 5 hours, and as of now, they have over 1.9 million dollars. All of the game's stretch goals have been reached, with 44 days to go.

Yooka-Laylee is made by former Rare staff who worked on the Banjo & Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64 games. They go under the name Playtonic and of the seven, only one has not worked with Rare. The studio boasts over 100 combined years of experience working on hit franchises, such as Banjo & Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country, Viva Piņata, and Kameo: Elements of Power.

Yooka-Laylee's stretch goals promise local multi-player, translation to several languages, and day one releases for PC, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4. The game is expected to come out in October of 2016.