Yooka-Laylee Release Date Approaches As Game Goes Gold

Yooka-Laylee Release Date Approaches As Game Goes Gold

Developer Playtonic has wrapped up the initial development on Yooka-Laylee, meaning the game has “gone gold.” The game was funded on Kickstarter. Not every project from Kickstarter comes out on time, or at all, but Yooka-Laylee is coming out in April, 21 months after the campaign began.

“We couldn’t have reached this moment without the incredible support of our backers, fans, family, and friends across the games industry,” Playtonic said in a statement. “Thanks again for your unwavering enthusiasm for our studio.”

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In other news, a survey is going out soon for Kickstarter backers. This will allow supporters to choose which platform they want the game for, with Nintendo Switch being a newly added platform. Backers can also choose how they want the game, either in a physical or digital format.

Regarding the Switch version, Playtonic said it continues to “work closely” with Nintendo on it. More details will be announced later. “We’d like to thank our many Nintendo fans for their continued patience and understanding while we form our plans,” Playtonic said. “we hope to make your platform of choice a great place to experience Yooka-Laylee in the future!”

Kickstarter backers may want to read this post to find out more.

Additionally, people who wanted the game for Wii U can request a refund using the survey. Playtonic announced at the end of 2016 that it had canceled the Wii U version

We got the chance to play the upcoming platformer at Gamescom; check out our full Yooka-Laylee preview for more. The game is also coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.