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Yooka Laylee Release Date Confirmed; Now Coming to Nintendo Switch, Wii U Cancelled

Yooka Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie will launch for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac and Linux on April 11th, developer Playtonic has announced. The game will be available both digitally and at retail for £34.99.

A Wii U version of Yooka Laylee has been canned due to the studio encountering “unforeseen technical issues“, with Playtonic now in talks with Nintendo to bring the crowdfunded 3D adventure platformer to the companies recently announced hybrid console – Switch.

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“, said the developer.

We’d like to apologise to those affected by this development and offer all Wii U backers the opportunity to move their pledge free-of-charge to any of the versions launching on April 11th (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac or Linux) or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version when we announce further details in 2017.”

Developed by former RARE employees, Yooka Laylee raised over 2 million pounds through its very successful Kickstarter campaign, despite an original goal of just £175,000.

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