Yooka Laylee Canceled for Wii U, heading to the Switch
Due to technical limitations of the Wii U, Playtonic Games has announced this morning that the Wii U version of Yooka Laylee is being canceled. However, never fret Nintendo fans, as Playtonic games is making the switch to the well, Switch! Yooka Laylee will now be released on PS4/Switch/XBO and PC. With the PS4/XBO/PC versions releasing on April 11th. This is what Playtonic games had to say to backers regarding this situation:
The Playtonic team is sad to confirm that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we’ve encountered unforeseen technical issues that unfortunately 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.
We’d like to apologise to those affected by this development and offer all Wii U backers the opportunity to move their pledge free-of-charge to any of the versions launching on April 11th (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac or Linux) or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version when we announce further details in 2017.
So Wii U backers can either change their pledges to other platforms, or await for more updates on the Switch version to make the full switch.
Yooka Laylee so far looks really amazing, and I am glad that even though the Wii U version was having technical problems that Playtonic Games was able to have a back up plan to still bring this game to Nintendo fans to enjoy.
In the mean time, check out the latest trailer for the game!