Yooka-Laylee to receive full orchestral score from three Rare veterans
Yooka-Laylee, a colourful 3D platformer from the same team as Banjo-Kazooie, smashed its 1.5M GBP stretch goal earlier today. Now this milestone has been reached, developer Playtonic Games will record the game’s score with full orchestra.
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). Wise hinted on his Twitter that the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra who previously recorded Burke’s Kameo and Kirkhope’s Viva Piñata might record the music.
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. In addition, the first two tracks composed for the game, Kirkhope’s Jungle and Wise’s Jungle Challenge, can be purchased at Bandcamp now.
Posted on May 12, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on May 12, 2015.