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Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64

Yooka-Laylee, the debut PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch game from Playtonic, doesn't just play like a gloriously HD Nintendo 64 game. The characters don't just have that luscious cartoon style, the stages aren't just filled with equally enticing collectibles. The game also sounds precisely like those classic Rare games Playtonic's staff had a hand in. That's thanks in large part to the efforts of Grant Kirkhope and Steven Burke - who are collectively responsible for the music in almost every Rare game after 1995 including classics like GoldenEye, Banjo Kazooie, Viva Pinata, and more - joined us to talk about the creation of Yooka-Laylee.

I've been playing games since I turned four in 1986, been writing about them since 1987, and writing about them professionally since 2008. My wife and I live in New York City. Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever made, Hum's Downward is Heavenward is my favorite album, and I regularly find myself singing "You Won't See Me" by The Beatles in awkward situations.