Playtonic on the response to Yooka-Laylee, how Switch visuals stack up to PS4/Xbox One, physical release possible
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Playtonic finally delivered the news Switch fans had been waiting for regarding Yooka-Laylee. After a fairly lengthy wait, the 3D platformer is confirmed for December 14 as an eShop download.
Nintendo Life spoke with Playtonic Games’ creative lead and managing director Gavin Price following the news. Price talked about the original reception, how Yooka-Laylee’s visuals on Switch stack up to other versions, and a possible physical release.
Comments to these topics can be found below. The full interview is located here.
Playtonic on the long wait for the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee
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Yooka-Laylee was confirmed for Switch many months ago. However, it wasn’t until today that we received a release date for the game. Playtonic will have the game ready for a December 14 launch on the eShop.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Playtonic director Gavin Price commented on the long wait. Price explained that since Switch is a new platform and the team is using a middleware engine, “it adds another link to the change” and they’ve had lots to learn. He did reiterate that Unity and Nintendo, as well as publisher Team17, provided assistance on a technical level.
Off-screen Yooka-Laylee Switch footage
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IGN posted a new video showing some of the first off-screen Yooka-Laylee footage on Switch. Take a look at the gameplay below.
Yooka-Laylee’s Switch version runs at 900p when docked, 600p in handheld mode
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Playtonic has confirmed Yooka-Laylee’s resolution on Switch. When playing docked, the game runs at 900p. It’ll drop down to 600p in portable mode.
After many months of waiting, Playtonic just announced today that Yooka-Laylee is heading to Switch on December 14. Pre-orders will begin a week prior.
Yooka-Laylee launches December 14 for Switch
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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.
Physical version of Overcooked: Special Edition targeted for February 13
The physical version of Overcooked: Special Edition has a release date. Team17 has announced that it’s currently slated for February 13 in North America and Europe (including the UK).
Two other Team17 games will also be sold physically on Switch. Worms W.M.D and Yoku’s Island Express will be offered at retail next year.
Team17 looking into a way for friends to connect more easily online in Worms W.M.D
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Worms W.M.D arrived on Switch this past week. Different multiplayer options are included in the game, such as local play and online support.
The one downside with online play is that it isn’t really easy to connect for friends. It’s true that you can find other players in lobbies. However, directly inviting friends isn’t possible, which Team17 partially attributed to Switch’s lack of system-wide invite feature.
Worms W.M.D Switch launch trailer
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Team17 published a new Worms W.M.D trailer to celebrate the game’s launch on Switch today. Have a look at the video below.
An hour of Worms W.M.D Switch footage
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Earlier today, Team17 hosted a live stream to show off the final version of Worms W.M.D. See the archive below with tons of gameplay.
Worms W.M.D launches on Switch next week
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Yet another game has been confirmed for Switch in November as the hectic month continues. Team17 just announced that Worms W.M.D will be out via the eShop on November 23.
The Switch version of Worms W.M.D has all of the action in both local and online multiplayer. You’ll be able to use any mix of controllers, including the Joy-Con and the Pro Controller. Up to six player are supported via the pass-the-console option. A brand new space theme named Wormhole will be appearing first on Switch, in addition to new Mushroom and Tree forts, three new hats, and three new gravestones.
Worms W.M.D will cost £19.99 on Switch. We should have North American pricing shortly.
Source: Team17 PR