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A new software version for Rocket League has been released (version 1.97). This update has been deployed to fix a few bugs seen in the game. The bugs it affects can be seen below in the official patch notes. 

Playtonic Friends and Okidokico today announced that A Little Golf Journey, a relaxing adventure golf game, is currently in the works for Switch. A release is planned for this summer.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer:

Playtonic Friends will publish Fabraz’s 3D platformer Demon Turf, the company announced today. A new release window of Summer 2021 is also now confirmed.

Here’s a whole bunch of information about Demon Turf:

Playtonic Games, the studio known for its Yooka-Laylee Games, today announced the establishment of Playtonic Friends. It’s a new publishing label “designed to bring scores of fresh, creative, and compelling games to the market in the years ahead.” The move “will allow the company to use its experience of developing and launching both Yooka-Laylee and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair to enable those hidden-gem games, developers, and new businesses to reach the best audience possible.”

Awe Interactive, Fabraz, and okidokico are on board thus far. Games coming from the Playtonic Friends brand will be announced soon.

Here’s the announcement in video form:

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Playtonic has announced a new update for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Switch players should have access starting April 14.

One of the major changes concerns the Impossible Lair itself with two options: “Not So Impossible Lair” and “Impossible Lair”. The first one includes optional checkpoints, while the latter means you’ll need to play without the Bee Shield or checkpoints. If you do go with Impossible Lair and clear the level, you’ll earn the “Golden Try” Tonic. 

Here’s the full rundown of the update:

Playtonic has outlined an update coming soon to Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. It’s expected to arrive on January 30 – the same day that a demo will be made available and save data can be transferred to the full release.

Below are the full patch notes:

Playtonic and Team17 released Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on various platforms this week, including Switch. As is tradition at this point, Digital Foundry examined the game to see how it holds up from a technical perspective.

When playing docked, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair maintains a resolution of 1360×765. Portable mode reduces the image to 960×540. Fortunately, the platformer almost always run at 60 frames per second on Switch.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Playtonic’s second game and a new 2D platformer for Switch, is out today. We’ve included a new launch trailer below.

Yooka-Laylee will be adding a new model for its 64-bit Tonic, developer Playtonic has announced. A specific release date hasn’t been announced.

Players can already access the 64-bit Tonic, which gives Yooka-Laylee a retro-esque look. However, the in-game model didn’t really match the feel of that style. With this new model – pictured above – Playtonic is delivering on fan requests to have Yooka and Laylee seem as though they were right out of the N64 era.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair launches for Switch next Tuesday. See how the game holds up on the console by watching the footage below.