Upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee has been delayed from its previous October 2016 release date to Q1 2017, the game’s E3 2016 trailer reveals.
Playtonic Games’ Kickstarter success will have fans waiting a bit longer, but the game’s debut trailer showcases new gameplay for the project developed by former RARE employees. Playtonic will handle development and publishing for the Wii U and PC version of the game while Team17 will port the title to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Yooka-Laylee “Toybox” demo is still set to arrive on PC this July.
“We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait,” said Gavin Price, creative director at Playtonic Games, “however the team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when Yooka-Laylee arrives early next year.”
Yooka-Laylee is about a Lizard (Yooka) and Bat (Laylee) who team up to tackle challenging platform stages and solve mind-bending puzzles — made possible by former Rare employees such as composers David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie). The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter on June 16, 2015 after a 45-day campaign.
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