Playtonic Games has unveiled the E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee, which will be playable at the show between June 14th and June 16th. But with the good news, comes bad news. Playtonic have also announced Yooka-Laylee’s release date has been pushed back.
The good news: the trailer showcases the duo’s skills as well as the various levels and gameplay highlights.
“We are really excited to release today the E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee and confirm our presence in Los Angeles where we will showcase the game for the first time to the media and influencers,” said Gavin Price, Creative Director and MD of Playtonic.
The bad news: as well as sharing the new trailer. Playtonic Games also announced that the previous release window of October 2016 has been pushed back to Q1 2017.
“After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017,” Price said. “While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development.
“We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.”
What is Yooka-Laylee?
Yooka-layee is a 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games, and is considered the spiritual successor to the above mentioned games. In the game you play as Yooka and Laylee as they battle to stop Capital B and Dr. Quack from absorbing all the world’s literature and converting it into pure profit.
Yooka-Laylee is set to release for PC, Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Expectations are high with this game and therefore I’m happy to see them take the extra time. For the sake of properly reviving the genre, Yooka-Laylee will need to be superb. And remember, a bad game is bad forever.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.