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Yooka-Laylee launches December 14 for Switch

Posted on November 28, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Yooka-Laylee is launching for Switch on December 14, Playtonic has announced. Pre-orders will start on the eShop beginning December 7.

Playtonic says that Yooka-Laylee “features a shed-load of polish and updates” on Switch. These include single Joy-Con play in all eight multiplayer games and a custom achievement system. Improvements that have been made to Yooka-Laylee over time will also be in the Switch version, including a new camera mode, control improvements, menu options, music, and more.

Playtonic added that the team “spent many, many months optimizing Yooka-Laylee” for Switch and received technical support from Nintendo and Unity.

Watch a new teaser for the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee below.

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  • Dylan W

    Sweet! I was just thinking about this the other day oddly enough. Can’t wait to finally try this out, especially now that the initial bugs and issues have been fixed.

  • Neku

    Feat. JonTron?

    • DiscoGentleman

      Who cares.

      • Coonfoot

        Jon is Gon.
        Time to get over it.

    • TheGoomba

      No, because those NeoGAF whiners made sure of it. I hate this generation of people.

    • Connor The Dreamer

      That’s literally the least important thing to worry about when it comes to this game and is a non-issue. How about actually being mad at something legitimate like how stupid it is that the game took an absurd amount of time to launch on the switch and it doesn’t even run at 60FPS like the PC version, (a special improvement that the Switch port could have had to make it worth double-dipping for fans) or the poor communication with Wii U only kickstarter backers.

      No thanks, I’m sticking with my PS4 version I got on black friday which at least was $20 and came out when the other versions did. If it launches at $40 digital only this game’s pretty much DOA so they’d be smart to at least make it $20 for the sake of better sales to reduce the sting.

  • Mr Ninty

    I have been waiting for a long time for this game, but i was planning on getting Skyrim and doom and then Resident evil also came around and Xenoblade. Need to get golfstory still and all stupid hard moons in Odyessy and also La noire and not buy sonic. Do i have time for this game?

    • Aline Piroutek

      The problem of having too many games.
      #Zeebo

  • StrawhatEevee

    No physical version? What a joke after all that waiting.

    • TDude73

      That’s where you’re completely again, you dingus. There’s no announcement for a physical version for an INDIE title at this moment. Some third party publisher will bring Y-L to a store near you in 2018.

      • StrawhatEevee

        That’s where I’m completely what again? Your insult is completely incomplete.

        And it is a joke. It’s been months of waiting for a game that was released for other consoles forever ago with PHYSICAL copies for BACKERS. Why should I have to pay for a physical copy again from a third party when I already backed the game? Backers of other consoles didn’t have to do that, and they also didn’t have to wait this long, despite Nintendo fans being the majority of the backers. Apologists will always be apologists. I hardly ever complain about videogames, but Yooka Laylee for Nintendo fans has been a complete joke.

        • TDude73

          You’re the freaking joke. If you want to play this game, you MUST buy it at the eShop and get a MicroSD memory card. It’s what you do. If you want to 15% or more on your butthurt, you switch to using common sense. It’s what you do.

          BLOCKED!

          • StrawhatEevee

            1. What on earth are you talking about? 15% off what? I have literally no idea what you’re on about.
            2. I have a micro SD card. Storage isn’t the issue. It’s about slapping backers in the face that backed this on Wii U, had their backing switched to another console, and aren’t getting the same treatment as other consoles.
            3. Where did you counter a single thing I said? You just went on some strange, angry tirade and said blocked.
            4. To the other guy, where did I insult the game’s quality? I’m speaking about the way Nintendo backers have been treated regarding their version of the game. Whether the game is good or not has not been touched by me. I simply want the same treatment other console backers were given, especially after months of waiting.

            If that doesn’t bother you guys, good for you. It does bother tons of backers. Don’t believe me? Check the kickstarter update comment section.

        • Waterdrop

          You got it twisted, Honestly, I don’t agree with you… a game even if theres no physical is still good, honestly if ur backing up stuff, you should read it well, honestly you don’t know anything e.e

      • Felipe M.

        “title”

  • Waterdrop

    Its finally happening 😀

    • Felipe M.

      Just hope it won’t be terrible in performance-wise like RiME.

      • Waterdrop

        Same, the switch is a hybrid system, its not like the other console systems out there o.o

    • I know right! I think the game looks fine on the Switch, I looking forward to play it, off topic I wonder if you would like join our discord server. We’re a community of Nintendo gamers we debate and discuss on chat daily, If you are interested in the future to join us the link is on my bio. Good day sir!

  • Dylan W

    And to think that I thought Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition would be my last Switch purchase this year…

  • chancetime

    Meh. A Hat in Time was better.

    • TDude73

      Who the hell cares?

      • Velen (Not WoW)

        Dude. Chill the heck out. No need to bag on people for stating an opinion.

        • TDude73

          Comparing apples and oranges do not count as an opinion, Velen. You should know it.

          • JacksonLOVESNintendo

            They literally just said they liked on game better.

          • Indielink

            Dude he compared two N64 style collectathon platformers.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            So someone states that A Hat in Time was better, and just because it’s “comparing apples and oranges”, you get to tell them “Who the hell cares” in a dismissive manner, with no provocation?

            Are you off your rocker?

          • TDude73

            Yooka-Laylee vs. A Hat in Time is like apples vs. oranges. If you quit being a butt kisser, you should understand what I’m talking about, Velen. BLOCKED!

          • Reggie

            You’re the butt kisser.

          • Connor The Dreamer

            from what I gather, you tend to be going “if you DARE don’t blindly defend my crappy platform game I’m gonna block you because I can’t handle a different preference”.

            Maybe blocking you before you could reply will show you how other people feel about your careless attacks

          • Dumdum

            Woah, look out, we got an internet tough guy here!

            Oh wait, you resort to blocks instead of actual dialogue. Tough guy status revoked.

        • Felipe M.

          That guy has been aggressively replying to people on here. I agree he needs to relax.

    • Waterdrop

      It doesn’t matter what was better, yooka laylee and hat in time has its moments, so don’t judge games by its style, i dont care whats better or not, so please take my advice and stop debating on games, its like debating on politics.

      • Force

        People have a right to state their opinion, right? Besides, if someone puts 2 games side-by-side, it’s of interest to them to know which is the better purchase due to having limited finances.

        In such a case, I’d ask Chancetime to tell me the pros and cons of both games, and why they think Hat in Time is better.

        • Waterdrop

          I usually give games some time before i assume its better, wait till the gameplay video before anything lel, but the cons can wait and the pros can wait, he can say his opinion, but in words, he can try a demo before saying anything if there will be a demo.

          • Force

            But there is plenty of gameplay material of both games, so he could’ve seen all of that and based his opinion on hence, or he may have played both for all we know.

            Only a few people can just slap down money for a game, without having to consider if they can’t get more value for money elsewhere.

          • Waterdrop

            Maybe, Well its not out on switch yet its out on the pc,i’d say he can say whats better but me im not like that,Hope switch version is good though and not fps issues D=

          • StrawhatEevee

            The game has been out on PC, PS4, and XboxOne for months, genius. What video exactly is he waiting for?

          • Aline Piroutek

            We need a demo. Video footage isn’t enough to know if a game is fun to play.

          • Waterdrop

            I agree with ya,I tried the demo of 9P, its fun for the 10 minutes :P. so demo goes first ^.^

  • Everton Toledo de Moraes

    The price?

    • Waterdrop

      Probably 19,99 😛

    • TDude73

      No data on price until pre-order begins on December 7.

      • Waterdrop

        You should check google via steam, its 19.99 on PC, so it might be the same for switch

        • TDude73

          Good point.

  • I hope Y-L utterly fail on Nintendo Switch, Rare was always disloyal crap, no wonder Yamauchi wasn’t interested in such acquisition.

    • Waterdrop

      Good for you, hope it succeeds, BLOCKED

      • Thank you

      • Dumdum

        Can’t handle discourse? K.

    • TDude73

      You really need to support Playtonic Games. RARE was a great developer on Nintendo systems back in the days. Now that Playtonic Games is here, the RARE legacy continues. Secondly, you should give credits to Nintendo and Unity for helping out the development team.

      • All i can remember is Eight Wonder (developers who left to support Playstation) and some game that is about to launch eight month too late, what a symbolism.

    • TheGoomba

      “Rare was always disloyal crap” Someone wasn’t alive in the 90’s.

      • Rare was loyal as long as Nintendo was dominant force, then started to bleed talents (eight wonder, free radicals etc.)

        • AJK

          Actually Rare approached Nintendo to see if they would purchase the company, but Nintendo turned them down. So in a weird way it was Nintendo that was actually ‘disloyal’. But in truth its business, and money speaks.

          • the company was bleeding key talents. This was addressed numerous times by Iwata as part of Nintendo basic DNA.
            for example:
            “Actually, we are not against M&A if Nintendo can absorb the real
            value of the company. However, in most cases, the value of software
            developing companies is attached to its people, not the company, which
            is merely a vessel for its people.”

            https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/events/070427qa/index.html

        • Nintendo could buy their IP’s not for their staff.

  • SpectralDynamite

    Looks like I can finally cross this one off my list! Picking this up day one, for sure… unless it costs more than $20. Then I’ll have to wait a while longer.

    • Waterdrop

      Probably 19.99 with tax 😛

  • JasonBall

    About ****ing time. They completely sabotaged themselves launching after Odyssey. So pissed at our treatment.

    • Waterdrop

      So What???? The game is suppose to be fun lel.

      • JasonBall

        So what?

        • Waterdrop

          Yeah, seriously I don’t get upset over months,you just need patience……

          • JasonBall

            There’s legitimate reasons here to be upset.

          • Waterdrop

            No there isn’t, Dude I never rage over a game, You got no reason to be upset <_<, The devs are getting onto it, so please stop bein upset over a game -.-

          • JasonBall

            Well, I’m glad you blocked me then. You’re way too sensitive and not open to debate of any kind.

    • Vive

      Hope this version has all the issues already fixed.

      • Waterdrop

        Hope so too :O, Honestly i almost lost my hopes on this game ever releasing.

    • R.Z.

      You say it like people who got it day one aren’t done with Odyssey already …

      • JasonBall

        So you think there’s no difference between launching six months before Odyssey and two months after?

        • R.Z.

          There is, though I would say it would have more to do with the early months software drought and the game being late compared to other platforms than Odyssey itself.
          Yooka-Laylee would have probably made a killing near launch, you’re right, only it couldn’t be ready, so there’s no reason to keep thinking about that.

          And Odyssey isn’t the end-all game either. I don’t think it kills off Yooka-Laylee’s potential more than its general launch conditions do.

          • JasonBall

            I guess we’ll see.

  • Reggie

    The comments section here is only 46 comments long (including mine) and it’s already gone to crap.

    Jesus, calm down people. It’s finally coming out, so let’s just be grateful for that.

    • Game_God

      Read my comment below, people are popping only to derail the comment section & prevent any positive postings or even speak about he game itself!

      • Reggie

        Don’t you know it’s cool to hate on Kickstarter games?

    • Game_God

      Read my comment below, people are popping only to derail the comment section & prevent any positive postings or even speak about he game itself!

    • Coonfoot

      Gamers being grateful these days? Good one.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Not crap, is there Gamingfake and michaelDic in the thread?

      • Reggie

        No it’s still crap. People are really laying on their hate for this game and it’s gotten really old now. I get it had a troubled development, but I wouldn’t say it’s anywhere near as bad as MN9’s or Red Ash’s.

      • Reggie

        No it’s still crap. People are really laying on their hate for this game and it’s gotten really old now. I get it had a troubled development, but I wouldn’t say it’s anywhere near as bad as MN9’s or Red Ash’s.

  • XXtheJUMPoffXX

    Price?

    • Waterdrop

      19.99, look at steam lol..

  • Mark

    As someone who is a bit ashamed of once going on an angry tirade and passive-aggressively announcing that I was blocking a person, I just want to say this. When you go off on an angry rant to someone and tell them that you’re blocking them, you’re saying far more things about yourself than you are of that person. Essentially, you’re declaring that you cannot tolerate either the opinions or behavior of the other person. In most cases, that’s a mark of maturity against the block-er, not the block-ee. I totally understand the need to block sometimes, but I acknowledge that when I block the other person, it’s because *I* don’t act in a respectful way around this person, not the other way around.

    A lot of hate going around the comments section here. Kind of reminds me a little (very little) of M#9. Any of you guys backers?

    I’m hoping that enough things have been updated that it would fundamentally make it a better game. I want Yooka-Laylee to be the *first* game that Playtonic makes, which they learn from and make a better second game – not the *last* game they make, which bankrupts the company. I know a lot of people feel like Playtonic either snubbed Nintendo or are short-changing fans. Honestly, after the very critical reviews earlier this year, poor sales, and the reported problems they were having with the Switch and Unity, I’m grateful that they’re bringing it over at all. It’s a big risk to spend the extra time and funds to bring it over, especially less than two months after a platformer which outclasses it in every way came out.

  • Game_God

    So many people as of late (Switch being the success it is), “appearing” on the comments sections only to derail the topics & post negative & out of topic stuff, they certainly don’t want us gamers to speak about the game… I suspect that there is fear that another game sells tons better on Switch than on other platforms, in this case a former Rare game is an even bigger “threat”, imagine Rare 2.0 making great games that sell on the Switch!!!
    Let’s speak about the game & the amount of time, resources that a small team, Playtonic poured into this game to make it a reality on Switch, they even remade whole parts of the game in order for it to run good on Switch, they seek help from Nintendo, Unity in order to make a good product & really worked hard to squash tech shortcomings & bugs, they optimized the hell out of the game & it runs very well. All they deserve is our support so more games from them keep coming to the Switch!!!

    • Waterdrop

      Well that’s how they are,tbh I love this game, rare games should be treated like other game companies instead of the negativity,can people be more positive on others? I do agree with you,I don’t think playatonic is a threat,but some peeps see it that way, it doesn’t mean it is.

    • Dumdum

      Porting is tough work, sure, but people have the freedom to choose to support who they want to support. Asking people to shell out money just because a game was hard to do is not a winning proposition if said game isn’t really something people want or is good. This isn’t a knock on Yooka-Laylee itself, just the general notion that we should give money to anyone who had a hard time making a game regardless of quality.

  • Waterdrop

    You guys need to give RARE games a chance instead of talkin against,what is wrong with any of you,you people come into NE and start drama with people who love this game,honestly if you want to rant comments on the people who worked their butts on this game, you’re wrong, I salute those who made it well and credit them for their hard work,you put your negativity on yourselves,so I’m not trying to sound rude but you need to be patient and stop ur drama gossip, let them do their job.

  • Waterdrop

    Okay guys i found out how much yooka-laylee is,its goin to be 40.00 on switch its not 19.99, So just preparing ya guys, steam had a 50% sale so it may be wrong so im still preparing my money for its :P, Im goin to update my comments so dont get confuse on the price lol. ITS NOT 19,99, ITS 39,99 :v(May be 49,99 on switch)

  • Coonfoot

    Ignoring the salt here, I enjoyed this game on the PS4 and I’m totally gonna double-dip. Having it on a Nintendo console just feels right.

  • Blake Good

    I’m actually looking forward to this game. It was such a shame that the PS4 and Xbox One version had a lot of gameplay issues, like the camera and framerate. I just hope the Switch fixes all of that. I don’t get why people are calling this a bland game. It doesn’t look that bad. Sure, it’s no Banjo-Kazooie but honestly, it looks like a decent 3D platformer. Why aren’t these violent M-rated games ever critisized but these 3D platformers always are? Seriously, a lot of those M-rated games are nothing but bland and boring shooters. The only good ones are GTA, Resident Evil, MGS, Fallout. Everything else is either CoD or the same shooter that plays just like all of the other FPS games. Don’t get why a lot of these shooters are praised. They’re nothing but trashy games, more so, than those crappy mobile games!

    • Dumdum

      “Sure, Super Mario Odyssey is getting praise, but outside of Nintendo, what 3D platformer has gotten praise? Name one!”

      Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Klonoa, Psychonauts, Sonic Adventure, Mirror’s Edge, aforementioned Banjo-Kazooie, etc. Maybe you need to expand your gaming horizons before making such a remark.

      Also, I’m not sure you’re the target market for the games you hate on if you’d rather play freemium (pay to win) or ad-based (pop-up ads in between playthroughs) mobile games than great console titles such as Wolfenstein and the original Mass Effect trilogy. Nothing generic about those, but I could say the same about a lot of those mobile games you’d rather play instead. How many Candy Crush reskins are there already?

      • Blake Good

        Well the Crash game was an enhanced remake of the first three games, but still a good game. Also all of those games you mentioned were platformers from the late 90s and early-mid 2000s.

        • Cinema Crap

          Of course, like how you think the world is against you, it all depends on what you think of the game.