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Playtonic posted a Q&A on its website that attempts to answer some of the questions fans have about the upcoming 64-Bit Tonic in Yooka-Laylee. Technical director Jens Restermeier spoke about what was used as a reference material/inspiration, why there won’t be an option to turn the CRT filter on and off, and more.

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Playtonic posted a video today that provides a first look at the new 64-Bit Tonic in Yooka-Laylee. Get a look at it below.

The 64-Bit Tonic is still without a release date, but Playtonic is getting closer to finishing it up. We’ll let you know when it’s live on Switch.

Yooka-Laylee currently exists only as a game. However, Dreamprism Press is looking to expand the IP into a new area.

Having received developer Playtonic’s blessing, Dreamprism intends to open a Kickstarter tomorrow for a Yooka-Laylee spin-off comic. It’s been written and illustrated by D.M. Cumbo, a former artist at Insomniac Games. According to IGN, the comic takes place after the game and involves Yooka and Laylee entering a new tome world in a race against Dr. Quack to grab an artifact rumored to grant invincibility.

The project will be realized if the Kickstarter campaign reaches $40,000 in funding. It’ll run until November 16, with rewards to ship in June 2019. Fans can purchase a digital edition for $15, a hand-sewn hardcover at $30, a Kickstarter-exclusive edition at $50, and the limited Grand Tome Collector’s Edition at $75.

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Yooka-Laylee physical pre-orders open

Posted on 3 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes

Limited Run Games is now taking pre-orders for the physical version of Yooka-Laylee. Fans can purchase a standard copy or a special collector’s edition.

The collector’s edition includes:

Limited Run Games has revealed the next two additions from its physical Switch collection.

Dust: An Elysian Tail – featuring a reversible cover – will be up first, with pre-orders opening next week. Playtonic’s 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee will follow.

Limited Run will start taking pre-orders for Dust: An Elysian Tail on August 31. Yooka-Laylee will be just a few days after on September 3.

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When Yooka-Laylee was funded on Kickstarter, one of the stretch goals met involved was an old-school N64 shader mode. This wasn’t included in the 3D platformer upon its initial launch, but Playtonic will be adding it in soon.

A first look at the shader was posted on Playtonic’s website today. The “demastered” look will be offered through the “64-Bit” tonic.

The 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee is seeing a physical release. In partnership with Team17 and Playtonic, Limited Run Games will be selling copies exclusively through its website. Expect it in August.

Yooka-Laylee celebrated its very first birthday this week. To celebrate, developer Playtonic shared a brief blog post here.

The big takeaways from the post are a couple of interesting teases. Playtonic says the team has been “far too busy working on covert goodness”. We’ll soon be hearing about “extra content for Yooka-Laylee” as well as “other stuff.”

What could “other stuff” be? A new game? Something else? Hopefully we’ll have more news to share soon.

Yooka-Laylee Switch tech analysis

Posted on 12 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 7 Comments | 0 Likes

Yooka-Laylee finally launches on Switch today. How does it stack up from a technical standpoint? Digital Foundry examines that very question in a new video today.

First, Yooka-Laylee runs at 900p when in docked mode. Portal mode pulls back the resolution to 600p. Digital Foundry ultimately says that this is a good compromise.

Nintendo Life put a video together showing how the new Switch version of Yooka-Laylee stacks up to the Xbox One edition. Check out the comparison below.