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Colorful Platformer Yooka-Laylee Launches April 11, 2017 on PS4

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Colorful Platformer Yooka-Laylee Launches April 11, 2017 on PS4

Hello, people of PlayStation! We’re Playtonic Games and we’re delighted to introduce a brand new trailer for our phantasmagorical PS4 platformer Yooka-Laylee, and confirm a release date of April 11, 2017!

Yooka-Laylee is a love letter to classic platformer-adventure games, from a team comprised of veterans behind genre classics such as the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. You can expect huge, beautiful worlds to explore, quirky characters to meet (and beat), a vault-load of collectables, and just the right amount of nonsense puns.

Using an arsenal of special moves, our heroes Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!

Today’s latest trailer showcases a brand new world from the game, Capital Cashino. This glamorous, marble-floored playground has our buddy-duo navigating gambling halls, nightclubs, and oversized roulette tables in search of delicious golden bounty. But there’s a twist; players must now compete to win casino tokens, and exchange them with the banker for their pivotal Pagies!

As with all the worlds in Yooka-Laylee, players can choose to expand Capital Cashino and make the environment even larger and more complex, with whole new areas to explore, characters to meet, and challenges to complete. And if you find Dr. Puzz, she has a head-spinning transformation to unlock!

This is just one way which Yooka-Laylee empowers player choice, in addition to the ability to purchase moves in virtually any order from the serpent salesman Trowzer, and the unique Tonic gameplay modifiers which can be used to customise your play style.

Yooka-Laylee is now available to pre-order in digital and physical flavors from all participating stores worldwide and from PlayStation Store. As an extra special reward, the pre-order offer includes an instant unlock for the Yooka-Laylee PS4 Toybox, a custom-built, spoiler-free sandbox designed to give players a taste of the platforming mechanics set to appear in the full game!

We look forward to surprising you with many more fantastical worlds, oddball characters, and excellent dad jokes when the final version of Yooka-Laylee arrives on April 11, 2017.

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  • Nice! I backed this on kickstarter. Hopefully it’s not a letdown like Mighty No 9 was.

  • It’s nice to see the people behind the Donkey Kong Country games (the first three that is) make a game for us people who have a love for platformers. Hopefully it will not disappoint. I might pick it up once it comes out for the Nintendo Switch.

  • I can’t find it on the PlayStation Store!!!!!!! Is there a delay????

  • Physical!? Yes that’s what I like to hear

  • This game really is shaping up nicely!

  • Is the Toybox demo offer available at all retailers? I went to Amazon’s page for the physical copy of the game and it didn’t mention the Toybox at all.

  • Game of 2017! Never been this excite.

  • Any news on the Vita port?

  • Can’t wait!

  • Xdark_dragonX

    Cant wait for this one!!! 3D platformers are really making a comeback!!! Yooka-Laylee, Snake Pass, and TY The Tasmianian Tiger which was release yesterday on Steam :)

    I tried preordering this at GameStop but it’s not even in their system :(

    Also will the PS4 Pro version be 60fps? This is my burning question!

  • OnionKnight11

    I’m so glad there is a physical version.

  • Oh it’ll release in retail too?…ha thats some great news.I’m definitely buying it,saw this game at E3 and was amazed by it…games like this are in extinction so you guys have ma support.

    Great job Playtonic.

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