Conceived back in 2012 by a group of former Rare employees, Yooka-Laylee was envisioned as a spiritual successor to the beloved Banjo-Kazooie series of video games. What followed next was an incredibly successful Kickstarter Campaign that resulted in Yooka-Laylee becoming the highest funded UK video game in the platform’s history, and this was back in May of 2015.
Now, developer Playtonic Games has announced that work on the game is almost complete, and we finally have an official release date. Yooka-Laylee is set for launch on 11th April, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux, and will only cost $39.99 for non-Kickstarter backers.
Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the game on either the Xbox One, PS4 or PC will receive an instant unlock of the Yooka-Laylee Toybox Demo. This is a self-contained demo that will give players a taste of whats to come ahead.
That’s not all either. We also got a new trailer for the game today that showcases the brand new Capital Cashino world. You can check it out below:
Sadly though, the Wii U version of the game has been cancelled, with the developers announcing that efforts have now been focused towards bringing the game to the upcoming Nintendo Switch.
You can read the official post by the developers here.