Buddy Up for an Epic Adventure!

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Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games!

Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and hoard a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!

Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!

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

“Cute, funny… it’s exactly what it promised to deliver”
"Yooka-Laylee delivers and then some”
"A fun, familiar, and nostalgic trip”
“A modern take on a classic genre”
"Proven worthy of backing"
"If you grew up with... Donkey Kong 64, you'll be in heaven"
“Master Class in 3D platforming”
"Warmly revives the best of the late '90s 3D platform genre"


Yooka and Laylee boast an awesome arsenal of abilities built for platforming fun. Collect Quills and purchase new moves from the serpent salesman, Trowzer!


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

A Collect-Em-Up for the Modern Era

Seek out a roster of shiny collectables with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials), such as the dual action Butterfly Energy or tricky Ghost Writers!

A Dream Soundtrack

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

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, who are destined to endure in future adventures as part of the Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks.


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.

And a whole lot more…

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

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