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Yooka-Laylee on Switch: “It’s a bit too early” to confirm a release date, says developer

Yooka-Laylee will appear on Nintendo Switch, though it’s still too early to know when, its developer Playtonic recently asserted.

“It’s a bit too early to go into specifics with this version, but rest assured we’re working directly with Nintendo to get it out as soon as possible for our many fans and Kickstarter backers on that platform,” Playtonic’s Andy Robinson told Game Reactor.

“We’re big Nintendo fans here, so it’s very exciting to be working on Nintendo Switch,” he continued.

Back in November last year, Playtonic made the decision to cancel the Wii U version of the upcoming title, electing to move it to Switch instead.

“The Playtonic team is sad to confirm that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we’ve encountered unforeseen technical issues that unfortunately mean it will be impossible for us to release the game on Wii U as initially planned,” Playtonic said in a statement.

“We can however confirm the exciting news that we are now working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re looking forward to exploring the opportunity and will have more details to share early next year.”

Yooka-Laylee heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 11 April. The Nintendo Switch has been available since the start of this month.

We’ve recently previewed Yooka-Laylee title here.



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