Playtonic Games and Team17 have announced today that Yooka-Laylee will launch on 11th April 2017 for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders are available now £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 for non-Kickstarter backers for both physical (from all participating stores worldwide) and digital formats. “Kickstarter backers will soon have the option to upgrade to a physical version if they choose.” Pre-ordering grants an instant unlock to the Yooka-Laylee Toybox giving players “a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the full game in a self-contained, spoiler free sandbox experience.”
Playtonic has also issued a statement on the Wii U version of the game, which you can read below.
“We’re sad to announce that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we have encountered unforseen technical issues that unfortunately mean it will be impossible for us to release Yooka-Laylee on Wii U as initially planned.” Gavin Price, Studio Director, Playtonic Games confirmed.
“We can however confirm today that we are working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re thrilled to be able to explore the opportunity and more details will be shared in early 2017. Of course, any backers who pledged for the Wii U version will be able to move their pledge to any of the versions launching on April 11th or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version when we announce further details in 2017. Thanks again for your incredible support.”
Furthermore to the above announcements. Playtonic and Team17 have also revealed a new world to explore called Capital Cashino “As with all the five worlds in Yooka-Laylee, this visually striking new world will be fully expandable, providing players with a whole new area to explore and challenges to complete, with an exciting gameplay twist; players must now compete to win casino tokens, and exchange them with the banker for pivotal Pagies!”
Check out the trailer below.
Yooka-Laylee is now available to pre-order digitally for Xbox One via the Xbox Store, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and for PC, Mac or Linux via both Steam and GOG.
More information for the Kickstarter backers on upgrading pledges to a physical boxed version or exchanging from the Wii U to another platform will be available soon. For updates please stay tuned to the official Playtonic blog.