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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