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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:


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

Posted on 4 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 0 comments | 0 Likes

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

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Another round of footage has arrived showing the latest look at the upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. Give it a watch below.

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 5 months ago by (@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.


GameXplain captured some off-screen footage of Yooka-Laylee from Day of the Devs in San Francisco. Find the gameplay below.

Yooka-Laylee will be more than just a digital download. Today, Playtonic confirmed that its 3D platformer is indeed getting a physical version.

When Yooka-Laylee launches in Q1 2017, fans will be able to purchase either a digital or boxed release. Playtonic is currently working on a way for Kickstarter backers to upgrade digital pledges to the retail version as an option. The team is still working out the kinks, but this should be available soon.


More Yooka-Laylee footage

Posted on 7 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

Nintendo Life uploaded more footage from Yooka-Laylee based on its appearance at EGX this past weekend. Find a few minutes of gameplay below.

During a developer panel at EGX just a few moments ago, a new trailer was shown for Yooka-Laylee. It’s been revealed that Shovel Knight will be joining the game as a special guest character.

Here’s the video:

Playtonic and Team17, who is working with Playtonic on Yooka-Laylee, discussed the idea of featuring a guest character. Playtonic then turned to Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight after thinking about how it was a “much-loved game” with a team that “shares the same kinds of values we do as developers and has created something fantastic in the past”. It was also important to include a character that could appear on all platforms.

Shovel Knight’s way of speaking in Yooka-Laylee will be “authentic”. After receiving an explanation and practicing on a Skype call, Yacht Club went through the steps of how Playtonic creates the mumbling voices, and the result was added to the title directly.

Playtonic also indicated that there aren’t any other guest characters in Yooka-Laylee, but the studio is open to the idea.

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