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Playtonic offered up a new status update on the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee today. The 3D platformer is entering testing, and once that’s complete, a release date should be announced “shortly after”. We’re hoping that launch isn’t too far off.

Here’s the official tweet from Playtonic:


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Playtonic offered a status update on the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee on its blog. The studio will be entering a testing phase on Nintendo’s platform soon, and will have a release date soon after if all goes well.

Playtonic also confirmed that “all of the important additions and changes contained in our upcoming game update will be included on day one” for Switch. Also highlighted is the ability to play Yooka-Laylee on the go, of course.

Speaking of updates, Playtonic has outlined what will be included in that big update. Continue on below for the full details.

Yooka-Layee’s initial launch took place last month. Of course, we’re still waiting on the Switch version – which Playtonic is still working on.

Aside from the Switch edition, Playtonic is also tinkering away on improving the overall Yooka-Laylee experience. The team promises to “add significant improvements and introduce some of the most requested features,” such as “the optional ability to skip dialogue faster, bypass cutscenes or reduce those pesky gibberish voices” along with an improved camera. Presumably this will all be included when Yooka-Laylee is ready on Switch.

Playtonic wrote on its blog:

Playtonic’s first project is the 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, which began to launch this month (the Switch version is coming a bit later on). The team could have ended up going in a different direction though.

When asked about the possibility of creating something along the lines of Yooka-Laylee Racing during an EGX Rezzed session earlier this month, Playtonic’s Gavin Price acknowledged that fan interest is there. He also revealed that, when starting out with Playtonic, he thought a project in that genre “might actually be the first game we do.” Gavin ended with: “Let’s wait and see.”

Many staffers at Playtonic formally worked at Rare. Back in the day, Rare worked on the much-beloved Diddy Kong Racing for the N64.

Thanks to Stephan P for the tip.

Yooka-Laylee launch trailer

Posted on 5 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes

It’ll take some time until Yooka-Laylee is ready on Switch, but Playtonic and Team17 are nonetheless having the initial launch today. The final video for the game is as follows:

An hour of Yooka-Laylee footage

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Some more footage of Yooka-Laylee is available to watch now from the folks at GameXplain. About an hour of footage was recorded. Check it out below.

Over at GiantBomb, the site shares 42 minutes of footage from Playtonic’s 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. You can check it out below.

GameSpot has a new video up with extensive Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage. Below, you can watch 26 minutes of gameplay.

Yooka-Laylee reviews roundup

Posted on 5 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 48 Comments | 0 Likes

It’ll be a little while longer until Yooka-Laylee hits Switch, but reviews for the game based on its initial launch are starting to come in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

IGN – 7 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
Game Informer – 8 / 10
Polygon – 5.5 / 10
GameXplain – “Liked”
USGamer – 3 / 5
Destructoid – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
Eurogamer – N/A

In a new video, members of the Playtomic team talk about their favorite parts of Yooka-Laylee and tell their story of modernizing the 3D platformer genre for a new era. Check it out below.

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