Yooka-Laylee To Release On April 11th On All Formats; Wii U Version Canceled, May Release On Switch


Yooka-Laylee, the platform game in development by Playtronic, was originally scheduled for a 2016 release, but the team eventually delayed the game so to offer the best possible platforming experience. A final release date had yet to be confirmed, but today we have learned when the game will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Yooka-Laylee will launch in all regions on April 11th on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the price of £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99. All those who pre-order the game on all formats will also receive the Yooka-Laylee Toybox demo which has been released earlier this year for Kickstarter backers.

As an extra special bonus, everyone who pre-orders Yooka-Laylee on PC, Xbox One or PS4 will receive an instant unlock of the Yooka-Laylee Toybox, which offers a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the full game in a self-contained, spoiler free sandbox. We’re also currently looking in to ways we can make the console Toybox available to appropriate backers (we’ll update you on that soon).

Unfortunately, Wii U owners will not be able to enjoy Yooka-Laylee on their console, as this version of the game has been canceled due to unforeseen technical issues. At the same time Playtronic is working with Nintendo to bring the game to the Switch.

After many challenging months, we’re finally able to update you on the Wii U version of Yooka-Laylee and announce a number of developments.

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.

Nintendo Switch
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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.

A new trailer has also been made available, and you can check it out right below.

Yooka-Laylee launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 11th. You can learn more about the game by checking out our own hands-on preview from a few months back.