Rare veteran Bryan is the artist behind many characters in the Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Grabbed by the Ghoulies and Viva Pinata games. He is best known for creating Banjo character Mumbo-Jumbo.
Playtonic – which released new game Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair in October – already has a vastly experienced character artist team comprised of Steve Mayles (Banjo-Kazooie, DKC), Mark Stevenson (DK64, DKC) and Kev Bayliss (Killer Instinct, Battletoads).
Bryan had previously contributed a concept to Yooka-Laylee for character Dr. Puzz. Since 2011 he has been working on children’s books and apps.
With Bryan on board, Playtonic now employs the full character art team behind the Banjo-Kazooie games.
The “platforming adventure hybrid” features 40 levels in total, including alternate versions, with secrets and puzzles found throughout the title transforming the game world.
See what critics thought of the game in our Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review round-up.