Kickstarter Alum “Yooka-Laylee” Gets Release Date & Announces Nintendo Update (Video)

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Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter backers, the wait is ALMOST over! Playtonic Games announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated video game is finally getting a release date.

Yooka-Laylee 5As previously reportedYooka-Laylee is described as a 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. During its run on Kickstarter’s platform, the video game successfully captured £2,090,104 from 73,206 backers. Playtonic Games launched the funding initiative with the intention to raise only $175,000 for 90’s Banjo-Kazooie successor. In a recent update, Playtonic Games revealed the game would be launched on April 11, 2017, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux. Pre-orders are now available for £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 for non-Kickstarter backers in both digital and physical formats from all participating stores worldwide.

The studio also announced not-so-great news for Nintendo players:

“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 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.  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.”

Playtonic Games then added that Information on how backers can change their formats would arrive in January, once they have finalized the “smoothest possible” solution. The studio then released its latest gameplay trailer. 


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