The 1,000,000 pound chameleon: 'Banjo-Kazooie' successor hits all initial stretch goals
What do you do when a friend borrows your banjo, then completely ruins it, its nuts and bolts spilled all over the ground? Whip out your ukelele of course.
The core team behind Nintendo 64 era 3D platformers such as Banjo-Kazooie have started up a new property in the same vein as the bear and bird duo, this time featuring a chameleon and big-nosed bat, Yooka and Laylee, who together will star in Yooka-Laylee.
Funding and hype behind this project reached high levels relatively quickly, and now the kick-starter launched just days ago has reached over a million pounds, with 45 days to go. The development team was clearly taken by surprise as a lot of their larger pledge packs with limited space sold out quickly, to which they found themselves adding more with tags of "Due to popular demand".
By hitting this benchmark, Playtonic games indicates they will be releasing the game on all platforms (PC, Linux, Wii U, X-Box One, Playstation 4) on launch day, slated for the Fall 2016. They've now added stretch goals beyond the £1 million mark.