Yooka-Laylee Heads to Nintendo Switch in 2017

Playtonic Games have announced a release window for the Nintendo Switch version for Yooka-Laylee.

The Switch version will launch sometime later this year, while the PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game are coming on April 11th.

The game was previously coming to the Wii U – with the Nintendo Switch getting all the traction, Playtonic opted to drop the Wii U version. They are offering refunds if you backed the game on Kickstarter expecting a Wii U version.

Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.


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  • Mr0303

    I would’ve thought that they’d release it simultaneously for all platforms. Maybe they want to include some Switch specific features.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    They probably only started porting it fairy recently, exclusive features would be nice but I guess it depends on how much later it is.

  • AnarKreig

    I imagine they’re going to add a few modes to the multiplayer the utilizes the switches’ touchscreen or ice cube controllers.

  • Sigma

    I have it preordered on PS4 but now I think I might just get it on the Switch………..Ya know what? I think I’ll get it on the switch.