A game described as the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie has raised almost £1.4 million on Kickstarter in just four of your earth days.
Yooka-Laylee - developed by the UK-based "creative talent behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country", now operating under the name Playtonic - will feature a bat and chameleon double act at its core, boasting a similar dual-character play mechanic and visual style to the classic Banjo games.
As a result of blasting through its stretch goals, Yooka-Laylee has also been confirmed as a multi-format release, and will - as a bonus feature - include a "Nintendo 64-style" graphics mode.
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Talking of Banjo-Kazooie, as someone was a minute ago, Rare - the studio behind the seminal N64 platformer, now owned by Microsoft - is due to reveal a big new game at next month's E3 show, according to reports.
Rumours swirl that it could be an official sequel to Banjo-Kazooie (which would certainly take the wind out of Playtonic's sails... or, indeed, sales), or a new Battletoads game.
Or maybe it's a new Kinect Sports title, which we're sure most of us will be keeping our fingers crossed for...
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Sony's games division has posted record operating profits of $404 million, thanks to surging sales of the PlayStation 4. Nearly 15 million PS4s were sold in the past year, 2 million of them in the UK. Sony is predicting that a further 16 million PS4s will be sold over the next 12 months.
By contrast, Microsoft's Xbox profits are down 24% year-on-year, due in part to lower hardware prices. Overall, Microsoft posted a 12% drop in profits for the first three months of 2015.
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