Team 17 and Playtonic Games have finally given the highly anticipated Yooka-Laylee a release date. The spiritual successor to the popular Banjo-Kazooie series will be coming out on the 11th of April 2017.
Yooka-Laylee is now up for pre-order on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms and will be priced at £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 for non-Kickstarter backers in both digital and physical formats (physical formats for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only) players who pre-order the game will also get an instant unlock to the Toy Box demo, which gives players a little taste of the Yooka-Laylee magic.
Gamers who backed the project on Kickstarter will soon be able to upgrade their pledge to a physical copy of the game if they choose.
Playtonic have also provided an update on the Wii U version of Yookay-Laylee. The team has confirmed that the Wii U development of the game is now moving onto the Nintendo Switch.
Studio Director Gavin Price stated that: “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.”
“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.”
A brand new world was also revealed for Yooka-Laylee today. Called Capital Cashino, the world is fully expandable and will provide players with a brand new area to explore as well as a host of new challenges. Players will also have to compete to win casino tokens and exchange them with the banker to win pivotal music sheets known as Pagies!
You can check out the new trailer for Capital Cashino below.