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Yooka-Laylee – Release Date, Nintendo Switch, and More!

One of the most anticipated games of next year, for those who are fans of the good old 3D Collect-a-thons, is quickly approaching its release. Playtonic have finally announced the release date for Yooka-Laylee. Those who have pledged, pre-ordered, or who are considering purchasing the title, can expect its debut for PC, Mac, XBOX One, and PS4 on the 11th April 2017.

You may have noticed that the Nintendo Wii U was omitted from the above list. Unfortunately, due to ‘technical issues’ that have arisen, Yooka-Laylee has been cancelled for Wii U. Apparently, these issues have been present for several months, but Playtonic was unable to find a workaround. Though this may come to a disappointment to many fans, Playtonic also announced that Yooka-Laylee will instead come out on the Nintendo Switch at a later date, so it isn’t all doom and gloom.

Along with these release date announcements, Playtonic have also released two new trailers for Yooka-Laylee. One shows off a brand new world called Capital Cashino. The second video goes more in-depth with the first world of the game, Tribalstack Tropics. Be sure to check them out after the break!

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Yooka-Laylee Gamescom Trailer

We have yet another trailer for the upcoming Yooka-Laylee that went live in time for Gamescom this weekend. Today we get to have a look at the main antagonist, Capital B, a new factory level, some underwater, racing action, and much more!

Check it out below!

Yooka-Laylee will be released Q1 2017 for Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux, XBOX One, and PS4!


Lobodestroyo is Back in Action!

Usually we would have been on this straight away, but with the merger and E3 clouding our sights, only now have we had time to share this… better late than never though, right?

For those who are not in the know, Lobodestroyo is a game that was funded on Kickstarter around two years ago. The game takes a Mexican stylised approach on bringing back the 3D Collect-a-thon games we all know and love from the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube era, think Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, and Super Mario Galaxy. They have also taken inspiration from other games such as the boss battles from Mega-Man. Travel forwards two years later, and you would’ve found that the team went radio silent. Did this mean the end of Lobodestroyo as we know it?

I think not! The guys at Lefthanded Games recently published a new backer update, that has been unlocked for the world to see, to explain that they are very much still alive and kicking. They’ve apologised for the lack of updates, saying how there has been a phase of lowered motivations and other commitments getting in the way of development. Though times have been tough, Jamie, the Creative Director on the project is confident that a newly reenergized attitude and dedication will keep development going strong. New additions to the team including Project Manager Scott Malo will help keep the team’s efforts on track and moving forward.

Lefthanded Games has recently published a new website that acts as a hub for updates, as well as other content such as streams, podcasts, and even some editorials by yours truly. They have already made a new character reveal on the website! But enough from me, check out the update in its entirety to find out just what has been been said regarding Lobo’s resurgence!

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Weekend NintyBeats – Kickstarted Platforming Goodness

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

With Yooka-Laylee shaping up pretty nicely (as you can see from the most recent trailer), it reminds me of other Kickstarters I have backed which are also in the Banjo-Kazooie spirit. So this week’s NintyBeats will focus on just that. Be prepared to be blown away by tracks from Yooka-Laylee and two other Kickstarted platformers, plus an exclusive (almost) reveal… after the break!

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WIN – Favourite E3 Memories!

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E3 is just a week away. Be prepared for big announcements, new gameplay, and more. Even though Nintendo isn’t holding a conventional conference or Digital Event, we are still excited none-the-less! While we wait patiently over the next seven days, we thought it would be pretty fun to get our readers to share their fondest E3 memories… with some prizes!

Yes, we have three Amiibo figures up for grabs for you lucky lot, and all you have to do is tell us your fondest memories from E3. From now until the 13th June 2016, just post your memory on this thread on the forums, and you’ve got yourself a chance to win one of three Amiibo figures of your choice. We will also publish a selection of memories in a future article. Don’t have an account? You can create one for free here!

Check out all the terms and conditions after the break!

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Yooka-Laylee Gets New Trailer and Release!

Old Rare fans [not saying the fans of Rare are rare] rejoice. The fellows over at Playtonic Games have recently revelled the first proper trailer for their Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee. The trailer is packed full of platforming goodness. See Yooka roll! Gaze as Laylee takes flight [or glide]! And tremble at the duo’s almighty flower transformation! You can catch all this and more in the trailer below.

Some of you observant lot may realise that the video mentions that the titular duo will be shipping during Q1 2017, which is unfortunately a few months after the initial planned release [October 2016]. However, Playtonic were nice enough to provide a statement of why the game will be delayed. You can view this statement after the break, along with some brand new screenshots and art!

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Meet Yooka and Laylee in Yooka-Laylee!

Those of you who have been following the ex-Rare employees and their newly found company, Playtonic Game, may have heard of a little project called Project Ukulele. Gamers rejoice, as the wonderfully British team have just revealed the main characters you will be controlling as well as the name of the game you will hopefully be playing (thanks to some ‘non-violent motivation’ from us).

Project Ukulele will now be referred to as Yooka and Laylee, and the game will be called… well… Yooka-Laylee. Yooka is a chameleon who can use its tongue to hang from various obstacles and probably reach items that are a bit to far for normal reach. Yooka will also be carrying along Laylee, the bat. Laylee is able to pick up Yooka and fly for a short period of time across chasms and can also emit a sonar blast. It is promised that there will be several other abilities the characters can perform together as a duo.

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The Kickstarter will be launched tomorrow (May 1st) and the game is planned to be released on Mac, PC, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One and PS4, when each version will be released will all depend on the success of the crowd-funder, though seeing how known the developers are and how many vocal fans there are (myself included), I don’t see there being much problem for Playtonic to reach those targets.

Players who have £10/$15 to spare can reserve themselves a final copy if they pledge on Kickstarter. It has also been hinted that there will be other rewards, such as soundtracks, art books and a ’64-Bit’ special edition when the Kickstarter goes live!

What do you think of the characters? Will you be pledging? Tell us in the comments below!

SOURCE – IGN

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