Yooka-Laylee Gets an April 2017 Release Date, More Info on Title

Playtronic, the team behind the upcoming 3D adventure title, Yooka-Laylee, has just announced the release date. Set for an April 11, 2017 release date, Yooka-Laylee will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux. As an added bonus, everyone who has pre-ordered the game will also receive an instant unlock of the Yooka-Laylee Toybox. The Toybox will provide a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the full game in a self-contained, spoiler free sandbox. Currently, the team is working on how to also provide this bonus for those who have backed the title.

In addition to the standard versions of the game, there will also be a Yooka-Laylee deluxe version which will include a digital soundtrack, manual, and artbook.

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Finally, those waiting on the Wii U port of the game may be a bit disappointed to know that all development has stopped. Playtronic has announced that the Wii U project has shifted to focus on the Nintendo Switch port of the game. 

After many challenging months, we’re finally able to update you on the Wii U version of Yooka-Laylee and announce a number of developments.

The Playtonic team is sad to confirm that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we’ve encountered unforeseen technical issues that unfortunately mean it will be impossible for us to release the game on Wii U as initially planned.

We’d like to apologise to those affected by this development and offer all Wii U backers the opportunity to move their pledge free-of-charge to any of the versions launching on April 11th (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac or Linux) or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version when we announce further details in 2017.We can however confirm the exciting news that we are now working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re looking forward to exploring the opportunity and will have more details to share early next year.

Of course, what good is a release announcement without a new video? 

Introducing our latest gameplay trailer, featuring the brand new world Capital Cashino!

This glamorous, marble-floored playground has our buddy-duo navigating the casino floor, discotheques and oversized roulette tables in search of delicious golden bounty. But there’s a twist; players must now compete to win casino tokens, and exchange them with the banker for the pivotal Pagies!

As with all the worlds in Yooka-Laylee, players can choose to expand Captial Cashino and make the environment even larger and more complex, with whole new areas to explore, characters to meet and challenges to complete. And if you find Dr. Puzz, she has a head-spinning transformation to unlock!

Capital Cashino is just a hint at what’s in store for the final game. There are still plenty of secrets left to uncover…

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