When the former Rare developers at Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee early last month, it blasted through its minimum funding goal and the entire first round of stretch goals by the end of the first day. Playtonic was quick to add more stretch goals to expand the game, the final one being at £2 million. Now, with the campaign finally over, 73,206 backers have succeeded in reaching the goal with a final total of £2,090,104 (roughly $3.29 million US).

In the latest update on the game’s Kickstarter page, Playtonic thanked backers for their extra efforts to reach the final stretch goal, despite “the swirling fog of E3 media war.” As a reward for surpassing the £2 million mark, all backers will receive the first round of DLC, which is planned for development after the release of the final game, free of charge.

If you missed the Kickstarter funding period and still wish to contribute and maybe get your hands on a reward in the process, you can donate to the game’s PayPal for a limited time.

Does this final success have you hyped for Yooka-Laylee? Fire away in the comments!

Source: Kickstarter

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I loved the outdoors in my younger days, and then I got an NES for my 4th birthday. The rest is history. I'm mostly a Nintendo fan as far as gaming goes, but I also try to expand my horizons via Steam and my roommate's PS4. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's in English (yet, ironically, struggle to find motivation for pleasure reading since starting my undergrad), and am currently continuing my studies there toward a master's in Digital Content Strategy.


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