Yooka Laylee is an upcoming 3D adventure game. The game has now gone gold as Playtonic Games has now finished developing it. Team17 will release the game worldwide on April 11 this year. They can now publish it for Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows PCs, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One after backers on Kickstarter have given sufficient funds for the game. The game is a successor to the Banjo Kazooie game. But instead of playing a banjo and kazoo musical instruments, players will get to play on a ukulele.
Similar to Banjo Kazooie, Yooka Laylee can be played by one player who will be able to control two characters who work together simultaneously. The first character is a male chameleon named Yooka. The second character that Yooka controls is Laylee, a female bat.
Players will also get to to collect various items and money in the form of “Pagies,” as well as explore worlds and complete challenges. Players can use pagies to unlock a new world wherein the player faces a boss battle. The game will also be featuring a local cooperative multiplayer mode for two players and a 2 to 4 player adversarial local multiplayer mode with eight various minigames.
Playtonic Games is thankful to those who funded the Yooka Laylee project as reported. The development company said that “We couldn’t have reached this moment without the incredible support of our backers, fans, family, and friends across the games industry. Thanks again for your unwavering enthusiasm for our studio.”
Playtonic Games will soon send out a survey for Kickstarter funders according to a statement. This will let the supporters and fans choose among which platform they want the game to be in. Also included as a platform option is the Nintendo Switch. Backers will also be able to choose whether or not they want the game in a physical format or a digital one.
Moreover, backers who want the game on the Wii U may also request a refund using the survey. It is to be recalled that Playtonic Games also originally developed the game for Wii U. However, Playtonic Games cancelled this version because of “unforeseen technical issues.”
Playtonic Games claims that it is continuously working with Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. “We continue to work closely with Nintendo on plans for a Nintendo Switch version of Yooka-Laylee and more details will be revealed in the future,” as stated by Playtonic Games. The company is also thankful to their Nintendo fans for their continued patience and understanding during the development of the company’s plans.