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It’ll take some time until Yooka-Laylee is ready on Switch, but Playtonic and Team17 are nonetheless having the initial launch today. The final video for the game is as follows:

Some more footage of Yooka-Laylee is available to watch now from the folks at GameXplain. About an hour of footage was recorded. Check it out below.

Over at GiantBomb, the site shares 42 minutes of footage from Playtonic’s 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. You can check it out below.

GameSpot has a new video up with extensive Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage. Below, you can watch 26 minutes of gameplay.

It’ll be a little while longer until Yooka-Laylee hits Switch, but reviews for the game based on its initial launch are starting to come in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

IGN – 7 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
Game Informer – 8 / 10
Polygon – 5.5 / 10
GameXplain – “Liked”
USGamer – 3 / 5
Destructoid – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
Eurogamer – N/A

In a new video, members of the Playtomic team talk about their favorite parts of Yooka-Laylee and tell their story of modernizing the 3D platformer genre for a new era. Check it out below.

At EGX Rezzed this weekend, Playtonic stopped by for a developer session. The studio played through the title’s opening stages and also talked about making the project in-depth. We’ve posted the full recording below.

Playtonic is comprised of many former staffers from Rare. It makes sense then that for the team’s debut title, an Easter egg was included from one of their earlier works.

GameXplain came across one little secret referencing Conker’s Bad Fur Day, a platformer from the N64 era. We won’t reveal it here, but it amounts to a book’s name being the same as a line spoken by Conker. GameXplain has the full rundown below.

Yesterday, Playtonic and Yooka-Laylee composer Grant Kirkhope teased a new tune for the game that would be taking inspiration from Donkey Kong 64’s DK Rap. That’s now been published online.

Kirkhope and Playtonic have created a new piece of music in the style of DK Rap, aptly titled the Yooka-Laylee Rap. Watch the video and listen to the song below.

If you’ve played Donkey Kong 64, chances are you’re familiar with the DK Rap. Even those who have heard about the game in passing may be aware of the famous song, as it’s only gained in popularity over the years.

Grant Kirkhope, the creator of the DK Rap, is one of the composers working on Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee. The 3D platformer is taking inspiration from many N64 games such as Banjo-Kazooie. The influences don’t stop there though, as it appears Kirkhope is preparing a new take on the DK Rap as a tie-in for Yooka-Laylee.

Playtonic put out the following video on YouTube earlier today: