Yooka-Laylee Goes Gold, Switch Release Is Digital Only


The long-awaited Kickstarter success Yoo-Ka Laylee has finally gone gold, and a Switch version is not far behind. With the previously promised (and definitive) Wii U version cancelled, Kickstarter backers will have several options to chose from. Playtonic’s Kickstarter page outlines these options, also confirming that the Switch port will be digital-only with no physical option as of now.

If you are a backer, when you unlock your survey through BackerKit, you’ll be able to do the following with your Wii U option:

– Change to a PC digital Steam version (and receive Toybox Plus on PC Steam to compensate for price difference)
– Change to a digital console version (Xbox One, PS4 or Switch)
– Upgrade to a physical console version (Xbox One or PS4 – £20 upgrade cost applies)
– Request a refund
 *Please note that all Wii U backers who don’t choose another platform will be defaulted to PC digital Steam
Yooka-Laylee is due out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 11th. The Switch version is currently without a release date. Playtonic may add a physical release for the Switch later, but it has only confirmed Kickstarter options to date.
Regardless when the Switch version will launch, all versions will feature a cameo appearance by Shovel Knight.
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When he's not writing about or playing all the great Nintendo games, Alex Irish works by day at a local book emporium, and the rest of the time, he illustrates and writes online. His favorite video game franchise is Pokemon, but his favorite video game is Resident Evil 4. He also can tell you everything about animation history, from past to present.