Reviving 3D Platformers With Yooka-Laylee

Zack Keosaian writes: "ince the hype for platformer titles died off in the early 2000s we’ve been anxiously awaiting a title that would bring back the excitement we felt in the late ‘90s. With flagship titles like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64 showing us unique and imaginative worlds, it was difficult to believe that anyone could do the genre justice after it faded into dormancy. Who better to haul it out of the abyss than a team of assembled Rareware veterans with a shiny original title? With key members on board from level art to sound design, Yooka-Laylee is already shaping up to establish a new generation of platform adventure games, complete with eyeballs on everything!"

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FallenAngel19841198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

I don't see this game inspiring more 3D platformers. This one is building off nostalgia factor of Banjo-Kazooie, other new 3D platformers won't have such a huge fanbase for devs to take the plunge. Super Mario, Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper were great prolific recent 3D platformers with the latter two even receiving upcoming movies, yet we didn't see a jump in quantity of titles of the genre from other publishers in the genre. Why would it change now for Yooka-Laylee?

SteamPowered1198d ago

Nintendo First Party devs are stretched thinner than ever with Star Fox and Zelda. The did make a few other platformers such as Yoshis Yarn and Kirby. Nintendo has quite a few platformers when you include New Super Mario Bros and Donkey Kong.
Insomniac has also been busy as well with Sunset Overdrive. The platformers are there, just got to look for them.

Im more excited to see Platformers on Pc. I would love it if my Wife or Kids could get more into Pc gaming. Seems like thats the Wii U's saving grace, the couch coop and platformers.

FallenAngel19841198d ago

I said 3D platformers, not 2D platformers. There won't be a dramatic increase in 3D platformers on the quantity of 5th gen and 6th gen