In a move that won’t really surprise anyone, a Yooka-Laylee Nintendo Switch version has been announced. It’s not clear if it will coincide with the PS4 and Xbox One release, though it seems unlikely. This will replace the Wii U version of the game, which might anger some and please others.
The news was confirmed by Playtonic Games when they announced a release date for the platformer. Gamers will be able to pick up this beauty next year on April 11 for PS4, Xbox One and PC for an affordable US$39.99. We will have to wait and see if the Nintendo Switch version has the same release date since the console comes out in March.
A Recurring Trend?
A Yooka-Laylee Nintendo Switch version is great news, especially for those who loved Banjo Kazooie. However, it’s not great news for the Wii U since the console’s support is slowly dying. It was recently announced that Stardew Valley would also have its Wii U version canceled. As expected, the farming simulator will now come to the Nintendo Switch instead.
Darksiders: Warmastered is currently delayed for the Wii U. While this version will likely come out, it’s a shame that the game had to be delayed in the first place. Now that Wii U ports are getting canceled for Switch ports, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if it got ported there as well.
With the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions coming out in April, we will likely see the Yuka-Laylee Nintendo Switch version a bit later in the year. Canceling the Wii U version has ticked off some fans, which was expected. Playtonic has given Kickstarter backers the option to get the other versions of the game.
Yooka-Laylee will come out next year on April 11 for US$39.99. The game looks like it will pay tribute to older platformers but will also be a good game in its own right. Visually, the game is outstanding, so fans are hoping it plays as well as it looks. Activision might not want to release the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy in April, since it will have some heavy competition. ?