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!
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!
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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!
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.
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