Yooka-Laylee goes gold, Playtonic hires another former Rare staffer
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Update: Playtonic now has a post up on Kickstarter about how console backers will soon be able to prepare their final platform choices. We’ve included all of the relevant information after the break.
Original: Yooka-Laylee has gone gold, Playtonic announced today. Work on the game is now finished 21 months after the game’s Kickstarter campaign ended.
Playtonic wrote in a website post:
“We couldn’t have reached this moment without the incredible support of our backers, fans, family and friends across the games industry. Thanks again for your unwavering enthusiasm for our studio. We hope you enjoy Yooka-Laylee when it releases on April 11!”
Playtonic will ship the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions on April 11. However, the Switch release will likely take a bit of extra time.
In other news, former Rare staffer Gary Richards has joined the team. Richards previously was the lead designer on Viva Pinata. He also worked in testing on games including Perfect Dark, Banjo-Tooie and Conker’s Bad Fur Day.
Yooka-Laylee also has a co-op feature
Posted on 7 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 11 Comments | 0 Likes
A new Yooka-Laylee trailer came out this week. In it, Playtonic gave fans a look at various mini-games included in its 3D platformer. There is one extra multiplayer element not touched upon in the video though.
Yooka-Laylee actually has a co-op feature. A second player can take control of the Bee Team, and is able to grab quills, collect and store butterflies, stop traps, and more.
Yooka-Laylee – multiplayer reveal trailer
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Playtonic issued a new Yooka-Laylee trailer showing off eight multiplayer games included in the game. We’ve posted the video below.
Yooka-Laylee video shows how Tribalstack Tropics has improved
Posted on 8 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Playtonic shared a new Yooka-Laylee video this week that gives fans a taste of what Tribalstack Tropics will be like in the final game as a fully fleshed out world. We’ve posted it below.
Yooka-Laylee’s Wii U version cancelled; likely coming to Nintendo Switch instead
Posted on 8 months ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch, Wii U | 106 Comments | 0 Likes
Playtonic announced today that Yooka-Laylee will be released on April 11th, 2017 on all previously announced platforms..except Wii U. According to Playtonic, due to “unforeseen technical issues”, a release of the Wii U version was made impossible. However, to make up for that, Playtonic are “working very closely with Nintendo” to bring the game to the Nintendo Switch instead. Further details will be shared “early next year”.
Kickstarter backers who opted to get the Wii U version can instead get the game for any of the other platforms for which the game launches on April 11th, or to the Switch version once further details are announced next year. The wording seems to imply that the Switch version will not launch on April 11th alongside the other versions. Those who backed the Wii U version and want a refund instead of switching to another version are urged by Playtonic to contact them via the Backer messaging system on Kickstarter.
Finally, here’s a new trailer for the game; hopefully we will be able to play this on the Switch soon:
Evidence pointing to April launch for Yooka-Laylee
Posted on 8 months ago by Zack in Rumors, Wii U | 15 Comments | 0 Likes
If the Xbox store webpage is anything to go by, it seems that Yooka-Laylee will be released in April.
The page has Yooka-Laylee listed for release on April 11. A Brazilian retailer also posted its own release date of April 7 for physical versions. While this is by no means an official confirmation, one could assume that we’re likely close to an actual official announcement from Playtonic in the near future.
The only slightly concerning thing here is that a physical version of Yooka-Laylee is nowhere to be seen. Missing out on a retail release wouldn’t be entirely surprising given the state of the console, but we’ll have to see what Playtonic and Team17 are planning.
More off-screen Yooka-Laylee footage
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GameXplain has posted a few more minutes of off-screen footage from Yooka-Laylee. Watch the latest gameplay below.
16 minutes of Yooka-Laylee footage
Another round of footage has arrived showing the latest look at the upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. Give it a watch below.
Yooka-Laylee – Tribalstack Tropics footage
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
A new video from Game Informer shows off the Tribalstack Tropics level in Yooka-Laylee. Several minutes of footage is below.
Yooka-Laylee clip shows swimming
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 10 Comments | 0 Likes
On the Playtonic Twitter page, a brief gameplay clip was posted that shows some swimming action in Yooka-Laylee. Give it a watch below.
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) November 12, 2016