Playtonic Games and publisher Team17 announced today that open-world platformer Yooka-Laylee is releasing on April 11, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Due to unforeseen technical issues, the Wii U version isn’t happening, and Playtonic is looking to bring Yooka-Laylee to Nintendo Switch instead.
Priced at $39.99 USD/€39.99/£34.99, Yooka-Laylee will be available for pre-order in retail and digital stores worldwide later today. By pre-ordering, you’ll receive an instant unlock of the Yooka-Laylee Toybox, “which gives a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the full game in a self-contained, spoiler free sandbox experience.”
In the new gameplay trailer brought out today, Playtonic introduced the new Capital Cashino world. While searching for Pagies on the casino floor and in discotheques, you must compete to win casino tokens in this world, and exchange them with the banker for the golden bounty.
“As with all the worlds in Yooka-Laylee, players can choose to expand Captial Cashino and make the environment even larger and more complex, with whole new areas to explore, characters to meet and challenges to complete,” Playtonic adds. “And if you find Dr. Puzz, she has a head-spinning transformation to unlock!”
[Source: Playtonic Games]