Yooka-Laylee is being made by Playtonic and the members of Playtonic mostly consist of ex-Rare members. Back in the 90's Rare made one of the most iconic platforming duos. Banjo (a bear) and Kazooie (a bird).
But this game is about the one pair of cartoon animals that couldn't be more strange but cool at the same time. The heroes of this game are Yooka (a chameleon) and Laylee (a vampire bat).
Now Yooka-Laylee is a platformer (yay) that unlike some platformers don't require expensive toys sold separately *cough* Skylanders *cough*. A PURE PLATFORMER!!!!!
Players control Yooka and Laylee simultaneously. They basically work in tandem. Yooka the chameleon can use his/her (the creators of the game are keeping our heroes' genders a secret) tongue as a grappling hook (which is cute and awesome at the same time). Laylee the bat can do a sonar blast to stun enemies. Yooka and Laylee also have a roll attack where Yooka rolls up into a ball and Laylee rolls him/her around. Laylee can also flap his/her wings to let Yooka do a Glide.
On a side-note this game was the fastest game to reach a million dollars on Kickstarter. In less than 24 hours. Yeah. I think it's safe to assume Yooka-Laylee is getting a massive hype train.
Anyway, combat is not the highlight of the gameplay. That goes to collecting things. Which is fine by me because when I play any video game I make it my mission to get all the things. I MUST HAVE ALL THE THINGS!!!!
Yooka and Laylee's mission is the collect these little coins pictured above called "Pagies". Why? I don't know! You have to wait for more info on the game to learn more. And there will be BOSS BATTLES! At least one boss per world!! I love boss battles. But only when the bosses are diverse, interesting and generally fun to fight.
Also there will be mine cart races a la Donkey Kong Country.
This game is coming out on Wii U, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and OS X on October 2016. I'll be getting it on Wii U because I don't own any of the other home consoles. And I prefer home console gaming to PC gaming. I also prefer home Console gaming to handheld gaming.
For more info please go to Wikipedia because that's where I got all this info from.