yooka-laylee-gameplayA small clip featuring Yooka-Laylee gameplay footage has been published to the Playtonic's Twitter page, and it includes never before seen features.

For many, a Banjo Kazooie remake is something worth dreaming about. However, after the latest Banjo Kazooie title, a lot of fans have been disinterested in seeing any future titles. The development team, Playtonic, has revitalized the world's interest in such a game though, with their spiritual successor named Yooka-Laylee.

The company includes many of the developers that worked on the original Banjo Kazooie games that gained popularity back in the N64, Gamecube and SNES days. As a result, Yooka-Laylee has a huge amount of throwbacks to that time period - it looks like it's going to be the game to bring 3D platformers and collectathons back to life.

One of our concerns about Yooka-Laylee was the control system - previous footage has shown us that the game looks incredible, at least on a visual front, and fortunately it looks as if the game is absolutely jam packed with in-game content and challenges too.

However, we haven't seen any proof of how well the control system works. The new twitter footage does show us that the controls could be smoother than we could ever have imagined. In the short clip, a player is seen running along the flat ground before diving into a small river and then controlling the character whilst underwater. The transition between walking and swimming looked so effortlessly smooth.

We can't wait to see how Yooka-Laylee plays in 2017.