Yooka-Laylee launches December 14 for Switch
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 92 Comments
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.
Yooka-Laylee dev posts update on Switch port efforts
Posted on 3 years ago by Joshua in News, Switch | 43 Comments
Playtonic Games has added to their website an update post on the progress of Yooka-Laylee on the Switch. The indie developer has stated that it currently cannot commit to a release date due to some bugs in the current Unity engine. The arrival of Unity 5.6 should fix these issues, according to Playtonic.
The full statement is as follows:
Yooka-Laylee now entering testing on Switch
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 15 Comments
Playtonic offered up a new status update on the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee today. The 3D platformer is entering testing, and once that’s complete, a release date should be announced “shortly after”. We’re hoping that launch isn’t too far off.
Here’s the official tweet from Playtonic:
For those asking, with this game update complete we're now entering console & Switch specific testing & should have final date shortly after
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) June 27, 2017
Yooka-Laylee Switch status update, additions and changes will be included at launch
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 22 Comments
Playtonic offered a status update on the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee on its blog. The studio will be entering a testing phase on Nintendo’s platform soon, and will have a release date soon after if all goes well.
Playtonic also confirmed that “all of the important additions and changes contained in our upcoming game update will be included on day one” for Switch. Also highlighted is the ability to play Yooka-Laylee on the go, of course.
Speaking of updates, Playtonic has outlined what will be included in that big update. Continue on below for the full details.
Playtonic looking to improve Yooka-Layee as work on Switch version continues
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 32 Comments
Yooka-Layee’s initial launch took place last month. Of course, we’re still waiting on the Switch version – which Playtonic is still working on.
Aside from the Switch edition, Playtonic is also tinkering away on improving the overall Yooka-Laylee experience. The team promises to “add significant improvements and introduce some of the most requested features,” such as “the optional ability to skip dialogue faster, bypass cutscenes or reduce those pesky gibberish voices” along with an improved camera. Presumably this will all be included when Yooka-Laylee is ready on Switch.
Playtonic wrote on its blog:
Playtonic has some interest in making a kart racer
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 13 Comments
Playtonic’s first project is the 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, which began to launch this month (the Switch version is coming a bit later on). The team could have ended up going in a different direction though.
When asked about the possibility of creating something along the lines of Yooka-Laylee Racing during an EGX Rezzed session earlier this month, Playtonic’s Gavin Price acknowledged that fan interest is there. He also revealed that, when starting out with Playtonic, he thought a project in that genre “might actually be the first game we do.” Gavin ended with: “Let’s wait and see.”
Many staffers at Playtonic formally worked at Rare. Back in the day, Rare worked on the much-beloved Diddy Kong Racing for the N64.
Thanks to Stephan P for the tip.
Yooka-Laylee launch trailer
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments
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.
42 minutes of Yooka-Laylee footage
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch eShop, Videos | 6 Comments
Over at GiantBomb, the site shares 42 minutes of footage from Playtonic’s 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. You can check it out below.
26 minutes of Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 3 Comments
GameSpot has a new video up with extensive Yooka-Laylee multiplayer footage. Below, you can watch 26 minutes of gameplay.