Yooka-Laylee Gamescom 2016 Trailer Revealed

Yooka-Laylee, the 3D platformer meant to serve as the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, revealed a new trailer yesterday at Gamescom.

The trailer briefly shows off the game’s main antagonist, as well as what appears to his lair, in addition to some of the other varied in-game locations. Then it tops everything off with some displays of different gameplay, including a transformation for the pair that we haven’t seen before, a snow plow, as well as showing off some combat, advanced movement techniques, and a Donkey Kong Country style mine-cart sequence. 

Yooka-Laylee is being developed by Playtonic Games, a new, small developer made up entirely by former employees of Rare from their Nintendo 64 era — including Rare alumni David Wise, Steve Burke, and Grant Kirkhope composing the game’s soundtrack.

The game is also being published by developer Team 17, who are most well-known for creating the Worms series.

Yooka-Laylee is expected to launch on PC and consoles worldwide in Q1 of 2017. 

If you’re interested in seeing more gameplay from Yooka-Laylee, feel free to check out the video with commentary from some of the developers down below: