Yooka-Laylee Will Be Platforming To You In 2017

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Playtonic, the studio featuring some of the talented developers behind the hit Banjoo-Kazooie, has released some news regarding their upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee.

The team provided a quick update via their Kickstarter page today which detailed out their decision to delay the game a bit more to Q1 of 2017. In addition, they’ve released a new E3 trailer to help showcase what the team has developed thus far.

Checkout the E3 2016 trailer here.

 

Read the Kickstarter backer update below.

After months of toil and tease, we’re delighted to finally reveal to you the Yooka-Laylee E3 2016 trailer!

As well as revealing the first gameplay, this video also confirms that, after long consideration and knowing through dialogue with our backers that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017.

While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally projected in our Kickstarter, the Playtonic team has decided that it would prefer to add a few extra months’ polish to the game schedule.

Ultimately, this will allow us to deliver a better game to the tens-of-thousands of you who’ve supported us throughout development. And that’s what we all want, right?

We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when Yooka-Laylee arrives early next year.

You can see via the new screenshots on our Yooka game page what we’ve been able to achieve in just one short year and a few extra months will ensure that our maiden voyage is an even more impressive one come the day we dramatically sail into port.

From now until the end of next week, don’t be surprised if you see more Yooka-Laylee coverage appear on your favourite sites and video channels – and the Kickstarter Toybox experience is still planned to arrive sometime in July.

Thanks again for your support. We hope you enjoy the trailer – and see you at E3!

Written by Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

An avid video game enthusiast who loves collector’s editions, retro gaming & the history of this great hobby.

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