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!
SOURCE – Playtonic Games
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Dang, that sucks. Was looking forward to playing this on WiiU 🙁
This one of the games im laying money aside to get and play, i havent played anything similar to this since banjo and i was like 7?
The devs do want the game to sell well and everyone will kinda be moving over to the switch so i can see why they'd cancel it on Wii u platform.
The latest trailer looks great aside from lacking a bit of Rare's bouncey, cartoony style of 3D animation that all the kazooie/tooie enemies had. Playtonic are on a very limited budget so I suppose I can't expect early 2000s rare quality animations on literally every object, but the enemy animations specifically are definitely lacking thus far. I think the Yooka and Laylee animations are perfect even though I wish the sonar ability had more movement associated with it.
I'm pretty excited for this game but at the same time it feels like it's missing something.
Pretty happy that it's coming to the Nintendo Switch, hopefully it comes out on the same day as other platforms.