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Team17 and Villa Gorilla released a new trailer for Yoku’s Island Express focusing on the main character’s abilities. In the pinball platformer mashup, Yoku the dung beetle will be able to discover many quirky hidden abilities and collectibles to discover including:

• The Noisemaker, a party whistle that acts as Yoku’s postal horn
• The Slug Vacuum, capable of sucking up the pesky slugs that litter the island and utilising their explosive power to clear stubborn rocks and reveal new routes to explore
• Take the plunge with the Dive Fish, which will allow Yoku to dive the depths of the island
• & more

The new abilities trailer for Yoku’s Island Express can be found below.

Amazon has posted the boxart for Yoku’s Island Express, which will indeed have a physical release. We’ve attached it above. You can now pre-order Yoku’s Island Express on both Amazon and GameStop.

We should also mention that Overcooked: Special Edition, another game published by Team17, opened pre-orders this week on Amazon as well. It’s possible to reserve it here.

Team17 released a new trailer for Yoku’s Island Express just in time for the holidays. It shows off some of the snowy surroundings Yoku will uncover and the islanders he’ll meet, including Tungaska, Chirp the foreman and Tilo the mountaineer.

A live stream was hosted for Yoku’s Island Express yesterday, and a brand new area was shown. Viewers were shown Mokumana Island, the home of Yoku and Yoku’s Island. Check out the full recording below.

The final gameplay session on Nintendo’s Gamescom live stream was dedicated to Yoku’s Island Express. For a look at the Switch game in action, watch the video below.

Yoku’s Island Express is playable on Switch at Gamescom this week, and footage has arrived showing off the build. Watch the gameplay below.

Team17 sent out a new Gamescom trailer for Yoku’s Island Express, heading to Switch in 2018. Watch the video below.

Team17’s Gamescom 2017 lineup

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With Gamescom 2017 just around the corner, companies are beginning to confirm their plans for the big expo. That includes Team17, who announced its lineup of games this week.

Attendees will be able to go hands-on with a number of titles. These include Genesis: Alpha One, Sword Legacy: Omen, Yoku’s Island Express, and The Escapists 2. The latter two are in development for Switch.

Below are overviews of both Yoku’s Island Express and and The Escapists 2:

Yoku’s Island Express, announced for Switch earlier this year, has found a new partner. Villa Gorilla is teaming up with Team17 to have the game under the publisher’s label.

For those that missed it previously, we’ve included the debut trailer and overview for Yoku’s Island Express below.

“Meet our hero Yoku the Dung Beetle who has arrived on Mokumana Island to relieve the resident pterodactyl postmaster of his duties. He’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise!

However, he’ll quickly discover that an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep, and a host of colourful, quirky islanders are plagued by quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares. It’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics and open world exploration, in an amazing quest to help those in need!

Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office, discover the mystery of the Fruit Altar, and wake an old god from its deep slumber.”

Yoku’s Island Express will be out on Switch in 2018.

Source: Team17 PR

Villa Gorilla has announced Yoku’s Island Express, “an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure”. The game is planned for Switch and other platforms.

Yoku’s Island Express kicks off as Yoku the dung beetle arrives on the beach of Mokumana Island as the new postman. However, the ancient island God is trapped in a restless sleep and the islanders are being forced to deal with quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares. In the game, which mixes platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world, you’ll “soar through the air, vacuum explosive snails, fight a Screetch, feed starving lemurs, discover the mystery of the Fruit Altar, wake an old god, and hopefully help tiny Yoku rebuild the island post-office.”

Here’s a rundown of features:

– Genre combining open world pinballing
– Unique beautifully handpainted artwork
– An island filled with unique creatures, both big and small
– Action-packed nonlinear gameplay that awards exploration

You can watch a trailer for Yoku’s Island Express below. The project is quite far off as it won’t be ready until Winter 2017 / 2018.

Source: Villa Gorilla PR