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Yooka-Laylee gets firm release date, Wii U version cancelled


Jason Clement

Last we've heard of Yooka-Laylee was that it was being delayed to 2017, but wipe that frown off your face because Playtonic Games has finally announced a firm release date for the game: April 11, 2017!

 

However, on a somewhat down note, Playtonic Games also revealed that they've run into unexpected technical issues with the Wii U version, so they're cancelling that version and will instead put the game out on Nintendo Switch. No release date for the Switch version has been announced yet, so it's likely it will come later on after the game releases on other platforms.

 

Still, there's a lot to look forward to here. Playtonic Games revealed a trailer for a brand new world called Captial Cashino, a casino-themed level that looks pretty neat. Also, anyone who pre-orders Yooka-Laylee on PS4, Xbox One, or PC will receive an instant unlock of the Toybox mode, which is a self-contained sandbox mode that serves as a preview for what to expect in the main game.

 

 

In any case, you won't have to wait too much longer for the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie; after all, five months isn't that long of a time!

 

Source: Playtonic Games

 

Are you excited to hear that Yooka-Laylee finally has a release date? And what are your thoughts on the Wii U version being cancelled?

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