Why Yes, I Will Play Yooka-Laylee

This morning’s big news: the crowdfunded 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee will be out on April 11, which should be right in time for Nintendo Switch and a new 3D Mario game. Will 2017 be the Year Of 3D Platformers? No, probably not. But a man can dream.


We’ll temper our excitement until Yooka-Laylee is in our hands, but so far the game looks wonderful, as you can see in the new trailer above. Also, the folks at developer Playtonic say they’ve cancelled the Wii U version—not a shocker—and are instead looking to release Yooka-Laylee on Switch in the future. Kickstarter backers who asked for the game on Wii U can swap to any of the other platforms instead.

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Disappointed regarding the decision to drop the Wii U version, despite understanding the reason why. Hoping the Switch version is also in April (or not too far behind).