Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Newly-formed as Playtonic Games, the team is building a spiritual successor to its most cherished work from the past!

Playtonic’s new heroes, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with big nose) were conceptualised for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie.

Across more than five vast and beautiful game worlds, Yooka and Laylee will use their arsenal of special moves to tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in search of Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock – and expand – new playgrounds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters and hulking bosses. The magical Pagies will assist the buddy-duo in their ultimate mission to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all of the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit.

Yooka-Laylee was funded on Kickstarter in June 2015, raising an incredible £2.1 million from more than 80,000 backers. Yooka-Laylee remains the most funded UK games Kickstarter ever.

Critical Mass

"The first thing that struck us about Yooka-Laylee is how much it feels like a classic Rare title."Nintendo Life
"When Tim Stamper kicked off development on Banjo-Kazooie he told his team that he wanted players to be able to come back to this game in 20 years and still find it fresh and beautiful. They pretty much achieved his ambition. Now it’s time to do it again some place else."The Guardian
"A game that looks and sounds like a successor to the great Banjo games"Kotaku
"It's shaping up to be a really good 3D platformer."Polygon
"The 3D platformer joins space sims and adventure games as a forsaken genre brought back to life by crowdfunding, and you couldn’t ask for a better group of people to lead its revival."PC Gamer

Conceptualized from the ground up for no pantsINTRODUCING OUR NEW BUDDY DUO!

With Yooka and Laylee esteemed character artist Steve Mayles has captured the spirit of his past adventurers, while introducing the most inventive moves roster yet – all animated by his own fair hands. Like a cyborg Indiana Jones, our new protagonists are literally built for adventure and, brought to life by the voice of the bear and bird himself, Chris Sutherland, you can expect they’ll be positively popping with personality.

Between them, Yooka and Laylee will boast an awesome arsenal of abilities built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom from the serpent salesman Trowzer.



A Collect-Em-Up for the Modern Era

Purchase and unlock moves with freedom, choose to expand your favourite worlds into even larger playgrounds and equip unique Tonic gameplay modifiers to customise your play style. Every player will have a unique experience.

Yooka-Laylee will introduce a roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials). Tasty Butterfly Energy will refill the player’s health and new power meter. Our main collectible, Pagies, are used to unlock and expand new worlds in Yooka-Laylee.

A Cast to Last

Meet (or beat) a huge cast of memorable characters brought to life by the art and audio teams behind legendary platform games, and destined to endure in future adventures as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks.

Off camera: the vehicles.
Off camera: the vehicles.

A Dream Soundtrack

David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine in what’s sure to be a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears – they’re in for a treat.

And a whole lot more…

Discover unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, retro-tastic Arcade games, quiz shows and more than 8 unique multiplayer games!

Alternatively, establish your own buddy-duo and adventure through Yooka-Laylee in co-op mode! Taking control of a unique co-op character, a second player can assist Yooka and Laylee by stunning enemies and helping them tackle tricky challenges. No piggyback required.


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