Not too long ago, games industry veteran Team17 announced their partnership with indie developer Playtonic Games to help publish Yooka-Laylee, an all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind Banjo-Kazooie. The partnership will allow Playtonic to build on top of their successful Kickstarter campaign with additional resources to benefit development and add value to the game so player’s get the best overall experience.
Debbie Bestwick, Team17’s Managing Director added, “We have deep respect for the team at Playtonic. They have a very rich heritage and have worked on titles close to the heart of a lot of our team here. We’ve been following their Kickstarter campaign with interest and are delighted to welcome them onto our label and into the Team17 family. I can’t wait to start working together on this great game and hope this is the start of a long term partnership between Team17 and Playtonic.”
The upcoming game will feature environments and characters crafted by the artists behind the genre’s classics, plus asoundtrack created in collaboration with composers David Wise (Donkey Kong Country), Steve Burke (Kameo: Elements of Power) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie series). Last but certainly not least, Yooka-Laylee is planned for an October 2016 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Linux and Mac.