Yooka-Laylee Wii U Version Canceled, Now Coming To Nintendo Switch

The upcoming platformer best known as Yooka-Laylee by Team 17 and Platonic Games, will not be available for the Wii U anymore. Instead the developers will release the colorful game for PC, PS4, Xbox One and now the Nintendo Switch. Joining the Switch edition is an announcement by the Big N, in which the company will host a 2017 presentation for the new console next month.

Am I excited for Yooka-Laylee? Yes and no. Yes I’m excited because it looks like a fun platformer from the 1990’s, but I’m also afraid that it might be glitchy or unfinished in certain vital areas. With that said, only time will tell if this title will be something worth picking up or skipping.

While we wait for Team 17 and Playtonic Games to release the bright and colorful project, some new information regarding the Wii U version by the team let’s us know that it ceases to existence, but instead will be replaced with a Switch version.

Joining this news is a new trailer for Yooka-Laylee.

Furthermore, it was mentioned by Nintendo on Twitter that the Switch will be gaining a presentation that will reveal some information regarding the console. The event was previously announced sometime back, and will provide consumers insight on the new console’s price point, release date, lineup of games and more.

The event will go live on January 12th, 2017, at 8:00 P.M. PT / 11:00 P.M. ET / January 13th at 13:00 JST over on nintendo.com.

The event, I’m sure, will answer a lot of questions looming around as well as confirm and squashing any rumors churned out by the typical rumor mill that never seems to sleep.

Lastly, Team 17 and Playtonic Games’ Yooka-Laylee is set to debut across PC, PS4, Xbox One and now the Nintendo Switch, which will see the Wii U version out of the platform launch on April 11th, 2017. Arriving ahead of the upcoming game’s release comes the Nintendo Switch presentation, which will go live on January 12th of next year.


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