New Yooka-Laylee Green and Purple Patch Announced and Detailed; Nintendo Switch Version Teased

Playtonic has announced that their recently released title, Yooka-Laylee, will be receiving its first major patch since its launch.

Being titled as the Green and Purple patch, players can expect to see a slew of fixes and updates including a new optional camera mode with minimal assist, new speech volume option, and performance improvements.

Check out the full list of updates down below: 

  • Brand new pause menu music
  • New optional camera mode with minimal assist
  • Pagies have added signposts to Hivory Towers to help guide players to new worlds
  • Design tweaks to all arcade games
  • Speed improvement to scrolling through Totals Menu
  • New option for shorter ‘gibberish’ voice sound FX
  • New speech volume option
  • New ability to speed through dialogue by holding Y
  • Cut-scenes can now be skipped with Y
  • New moves section added to pause menu, with image guide
  • Camera design improvements throughout game (less scripted cameras, door cams now appear behind player etc)
  • Restart option added in the pause menu during arcade games and Kartos challenges
  • ‘Sonar-able’ objects now have more clear visual identity
  • Laser move no longer requires player to crouch
  • Minecart control improvements and new visual effects
  • Transformation control improvements
  • Improved first-person aiming controls
  • New first-person aiming control options added
  • Improved flying controls
  • When transformed, collecting butterflies now restores energy
  • Hunter tonic now tracks the last 30 Quills and Casino Tokens, in addition to the Health and Power Extenders. It will also whistle at the location of the closest rare collectable.
  • Health UI is now always visible when low
  • Design tweaks in various areas (Black Hole in One, Gloomy Gem Grotto etc)
  • New icons added for keyboard/mouse controls
  • Improved Rampo boss fight
  • Added PC Display Settings to the in-game pause menu
  • Performance improvements
  • Audio improvements

After detailing the new update, developer Playtonic then went on to update fans on the Nintendo Switch version of the game. It seems that progress has been coming along as they have gotten the game to play on the console. Now they will have to go through the testing phase, and if all goes well, we will be seeing a release date announcement soon.

As our first significant game update nears completion, we will soon be entering the Nintendo Switch-specific testing phase. And hopefully, if our test team doesn’t break it too badly, we’ll be in a position to deliver you a final release date shortly after.

We’re also pleased to confirm that all of the important additions and changes contained in our upcoming game update will be included on day one in the Nintendo Switch version of Yooka-Laylee, in addition to the ability to play on the go!

Thanks again for your patience. We’re looking forward to putting YookaLaylee for Nintendo Switch in your hands!

Are you excited to see Yooka-Laylee come to Nintendo Switch? Happy with the new update? Let us know in the comments below!