Playtonic has announced that Yooka-Laylee will be released on April 11, 2017 – but it won’t be coming to Wii U anymore.
The date for the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor was set in a new trailer (below) according to a recent delay.
In an FAQ posted to the developer’s site, Playtonic explains that it has “unfortunately encountered unforeseen technical issues that mean it will be impossible for us to release the game on Wii U as initially planned.
“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.”
Kickstarter backers for the game who chose to receive the Wii U version will have the option to get a digital copy of the game on another platform, wait for news on a Switch edition, or get in contact with Playtonic to discuss a refund.
Those who didn’t back the game during the crowdfunding phase can now pre-order it for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Its final price has been set at £34.99 / $39.99 USD, and pre-orders will receive access to the previously backer-exclusive Toybox demo.