That’s right! The lovely crew over at Playtonic and Team 17 have just announced that Yooka-Laylee will launch on April 11th 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. And of course, if you want to, you can head over to their site to preorder the game and receive an instant unlock to the Yooka-Laylee Toybox, which gives a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the full game in a self-contained, spoiler free sandbox experience.
Playtonic has been working closely with Nintendo to show them some love, but with the good, comes the bad.
“We’re sad to announce that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we have encountered unforseen technical issues that unfortunately mean it will be impossible for us to release Yooka-Laylee on Wii U as initially planned.” Gavin Price, Studio Director, Playtonic Games confirmed. “We can however confirm today that we are working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch™. We’re thrilled to be able to explore the opportunity, and more details will be shared in early 2017. Of course, any backers who pledged for the Wii U version will be able to move their pledge to any of the versions launching on April 11th, or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch™ version when we announce further details in 2017. Thanks again for your incredible support.”
While we’re waiting for the release, Playtonic and Team 17 have decided to show us another glimpse into the fun and adventure this game has to offer with their latest trailer for the Capital Cashino.
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