Rare was known for pumping out high-quality games in the 1990s and early 2000s, but the company’s popularity took a big hit when they were bought out by Microsoft. Since then, many of the key developers from Rare have departed from the company to form their own development studio known as Playtonic Games, and their first project is a Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor called Yooka-Laylee.

Yooka-Laylee launches next March, but Kickstarter backers who pitched in £20 or more can try it out early. As of today, those backers can download the Toybox, a self-contained, spoiler-free sandbox designed to give Yooka-Laylee backers a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the final game. Backers at the £35 tier or higher will also have access to an enhanced Toybox Plus, but the base Toybox must be downloaded first. To get your code and dive into Yooka-Laylee, click here and follow the instructions!

Source: Playtonic Games

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