Yooka-Laylee featuring three ex-Rare musicians smashes Kickstarter goals

Earlier today, Playtonic Games unveiled Yooka-Laylee, a colourful 3D platformer from the same team as Banjo-Kazooie. Raising one million pounds within a single day, the game has smashed its main goal and stretch goals, and looks set to become Kickstarter’s biggest-ever game.

The music for Yooka-Laylee will be handled by three legendary ex-Rare musicians, all of whom we have interviewed previously: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country series), Grant Kirkhope (Banjo series), and Steve Burke (Kameo: Elements of Power). Two samples of the composers’ work-in-progress on the soundtrack are available to stream on the Kickstarter page.

The official soundtrack for the game will be made available to backers. Those who pledge 30 GBP or more will receive the digital soundtrack, whereas those who pledge 70 GBP or more will receive a physical soundtrack.

On the page, it has also been confirmed that Wise’s and Kirkhope’s music will be performed at a concert at the Mozart Hall in Stuttgart, Germany on November 21. Could this be another production from Thomas Boecker’s legendary team? Details await.

Posted on May 2, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on May 2, 2015.

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