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Playtonic posted a Q&A on its website that attempts to answer some of the questions fans have about the upcoming 64-Bit Tonic in Yooka-Laylee. Technical director Jens Restermeier spoke about what was used as a reference material/inspiration, why there won’t be an option to turn the CRT filter on and off, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Playtonic posted a video today that provides a first look at the new 64-Bit Tonic in Yooka-Laylee. Get a look at it below.

The 64-Bit Tonic is still without a release date, but Playtonic is getting closer to finishing it up. We’ll let you know when it’s live on Switch.

Yooka-Laylee currently exists only as a game. However, Dreamprism Press is looking to expand the IP into a new area.

Having received developer Playtonic’s blessing, Dreamprism intends to open a Kickstarter tomorrow for a Yooka-Laylee spin-off comic. It’s been written and illustrated by D.M. Cumbo, a former artist at Insomniac Games. According to IGN, the comic takes place after the game and involves Yooka and Laylee entering a new tome world in a race against Dr. Quack to grab an artifact rumored to grant invincibility.

The project will be realized if the Kickstarter campaign reaches $40,000 in funding. It’ll run until November 16, with rewards to ship in June 2019. Fans can purchase a digital edition for $15, a hand-sewn hardcover at $30, a Kickstarter-exclusive edition at $50, and the limited Grand Tome Collector’s Edition at $75.

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Yooka-Laylee physical pre-orders open

Posted on 2 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

Limited Run Games is now taking pre-orders for the physical version of Yooka-Laylee. Fans can purchase a standard copy or a special collector’s edition.

The collector’s edition includes:

Limited Run Games has revealed the next two additions from its physical Switch collection.

Dust: An Elysian Tail – featuring a reversible cover – will be up first, with pre-orders opening next week. Playtonic’s 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee will follow.

Limited Run will start taking pre-orders for Dust: An Elysian Tail on August 31. Yooka-Laylee will be just a few days after on September 3.

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When Yooka-Laylee was funded on Kickstarter, one of the stretch goals met involved was an old-school N64 shader mode. This wasn’t included in the 3D platformer upon its initial launch, but Playtonic will be adding it in soon.

A first look at the shader was posted on Playtonic’s website today. The “demastered” look will be offered through the “64-Bit” tonic.

The 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee is seeing a physical release. In partnership with Team17 and Playtonic, Limited Run Games will be selling copies exclusively through its website. Expect it in August.

Yooka-Laylee celebrated its very first birthday this week. To celebrate, developer Playtonic shared a brief blog post here.

The big takeaways from the post are a couple of interesting teases. Playtonic says the team has been “far too busy working on covert goodness”. We’ll soon be hearing about “extra content for Yooka-Laylee” as well as “other stuff.”

What could “other stuff” be? A new game? Something else? Hopefully we’ll have more news to share soon.

Nintendo Life put a video together showing how the new Switch version of Yooka-Laylee stacks up to the Xbox One edition. Check out the comparison below.

Update (12/7): The pre-load option is now live in North America. Final US pricing is $39.99.


Original (12/6): Yooka-Laylee can now be pre-loaded on the European Switch eShop. In doing so, players can get ready for launch by purchasing the game ahead of time and downloading most of the required data.

You should be able to pre-load Yooka-Laylee in North America tomorrow as well. We expect it’ll be up around 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT, when the eShop normally updates.

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