Playtonic has just released the E3 2016 trailer for its forthcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, and the footage illustrates quite keenly just how far the game has come since we first laid eyes on it last year.

The title - which is now being released in Q1 2017 - is shaping up very nicely indeed, and it appears that the trademark Rare humour is present and correct (make sure you watch it right up to the end).

Gavin Price, Creative Director and MD of Playtonic, had this to say about the trailer and the delay to 2017:

We are really excited to release today the E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee and confirm our presence in Los Angeles where we will showcase the game for the first time to the media and influencers.

After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we've made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017. While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months' polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who've supported us throughout development.

We're sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months' wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we've made the right decision for the game and that you'll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.

We got chance to sit down with Playtonic to talk about the eagerly-awaited platformer - don't forget to check that out, after you've gazed longingly at the trailer below.