‘Yooka-Laylee’ Release Date Announced – Watch the New Trailer

Bob Mackey

If you’re a fan of old Rare 3D platformers, you’ve likely been following the development of Yooka-Laylee. This upcoming release comes from the same people who brought us N64 classics like Banjo-Kazooie, so anyone with nostalgia for that era of console gaming should be excited. And here’s one more reason to be excited: Playtonic Games announced today that Yooka-Laylee will launch on April 11, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux.

Check out the new trailer Playtonic released today, showing off some new footage of Yooka-Laylee’s gameplay:

Playtonic launched Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter in May of 2015, and it went on to raise more than 2.5 million dollars by the campaign’s end. If Yooka-Laylee launches as planned, it’ll be just under two years between the initial announcement and the final product—not bad at all for a Kickstarter-funded project. Since Rare realigned their efforts to work exclusively on Microsoft Kinect games, we’ve been craving a big, colorful 3D platformer like Yooka-Laylee. And based on the footage shown off so far, Playtonic seems unlikely to disappoint.

Look forward to more coverage on Fandom when Yooka-Laylee it launches April 11.

Bob Mackey
Bob Mackey is Games Editor at Fandom. Since joining the games press in 2007, he's written for sites like 1UP, Joystiq, The A.V. Club, Gamasutra, USgamer, and many others. He also hosts the weekly podcasts Retronauts and Talking Simpsons. Follow him on Twitter @bobservo.
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