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Yoku’s Island Express

Yoku's Island Express

Yoku’s Island Express has been out on Nintendo Switch for a couple of months niw. If you’re still unsure whether or not the game is for you, you can now try it out via a free demo that’s available now on the eShop.


Yoku's Island Express

Yoku’s Island Express has been updated on Switch. The game received some quality of life improvements, along with many bug fixes.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Yoku's Island Express

To celebrate today’s launch, Team17 has readied a new trailer for Yoku’s Island Express. We have the video below.

Team17 and Villa Gorilla issued the latest Yoku’s Island Express trailer today focusing on the game’s story. Have a look at the video below.

Yoku's Island Express boxart

Team17 announced that the physical version of Yoku’s Island Express is releasing on May 29. As it turns out, that only applies to the digital eShop version.

If you plan on purchasing the title physically, you’ll be able to do so starting on June 19 in North America. The European release is taking place slightly earlier on June 15.


May is going to be a busy month for Switch, and that’s expanding with one additional game. Team17 and Villa Gorilla have announced that the pinball platform adventure Yoku’s Island Express is launching on May 29. Pricing is set at $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.

Today’s news is accompanied by a new developer diary which explores the game’s creation and the unique mechanics. We have that below, along with a general overview.

Yoku's Island Express

Team17 and Villa Gorilla have released the latest trailer for Yoku’s Island Express, available below. We’re introduced to the residents of Mokumana Island and some of their quests. These include Fosfor who craves tasty Cove Mushrooms, Ohm, Tilo and Jamja who are the mountaineers clambering the Mt. Peak trail, and Spina the Juice Master Jeepers.

Yoku's Island Express

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.

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