The spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kaooie series, Project Ukulele, was officially revealed today as Yooka-Laylee. The game is named after the two main characters, Yooka and Laylee. Yooka is a chameleon who uses its tongue like a grappling hook and Laylee is a bat who can grab Yooka and fly as well as fire sonic blasts. The character designs were done by Steve Mayles, who also did the designs for the Donkey Kong Country games and Banjo and Kazooie. Likewise, the game is created by the same team who did the Donkey Kong Country games and Banjo Kazooie.
This will be the first game by Playtonic Games, a studio comprised of former Rare developers. They’ll be launching a Kickstarter May 1st to fund the project. All backers will be able to pick up the finished game for £10/$15. There will also be other rewards such as the soundtrack, art books, and a 64-bit special edition. Furthermore, Playtonic Games intends to release the game on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and, drum roll please, Wii U. Head over to IGN to see some gameplay.