Yooka-Laylee Receives Release Date, Wii U Port Cancelled, New Trailer

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Playtonic Games have announced several things for their upcoming spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie known as Yooka-Laylee. First off the company announced that the game will release on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on April 11.

Some might have noticed that the release date did not include the Wii U port that they have been advertising for quite some time. This is because the company has decided to cancel the Wii U port and are trying to bring it to Switch instead. You can view the company’s full statement down below..

“We’re sad to announce that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we have encountered unforseen technical issues that unfortunately mean it will be impossible for us to release Yooka-Laylee on Wii U as initially planned.” Gavin Price, Studio Director, Playtonic Games confirmed.

“We can however confirm today that we are working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re thrilled to be able to explore the opportunity and more details will be shared in early 2017. Of course, any backers who pledged for the Wii U version will be able to move their pledge to any of the versions launching on April 11th or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version when we announce further details in 2017. Thanks again for your incredible support.”

Finally the company have released a new trailer titled “Capital Cashino” which you can view down below..