I hope so. I loved the original on the N64. On the DS, they changed too much and it was a lot worse. I'm not sure how I feel about animals as vehicles, but as long it mostly follows the original formula, I think it will be great.
I really wish Nintendo bought the Banjo-Kazooie license. Those two games on the N64 were near the top in terms of platforming games and would love to see a sequel for them that isn't Nuts and Bolts.