Playtonic has excitedly announced today that it has wrapped up the initial development on Yooka-Laylee, which means that the game has officially “gone gold.” The game was funded via Kickstarter. Yooka-Laylee is slated for an April release, 21 months after the campaign initially began.
“We couldn’t have reached this moment without the incredible support of our backers, fans, family, and friends across the games industry,” Playtonic said in a statement. “Thanks again for your unwavering enthusiasm for our studio.”
A survey will soon be going out for Kickstarter backers. This survey will allow supporters to choose which platform they want the game for now that Nintendo Switch is an option. Backers can also choose whether they want a physical or digital copy of the game.
Playtonic says it continues to “work closely” with Nintendo on the Switch version of the game. More details are sure to come later. “We’d like to thank our many Nintendo fans for their continued patience and understanding while we form our plans,” Playtonic said. “we hope to make your platform of choice a great place to experience Yooka-Laylee in the future!
Kickstarter backers can read this post for more information.
Additionally, people who wanted the game for Wii U can request a refund using the survey. Playtonic announced at the end of 2016 that it had canceled the Wii U version due to unforeseen technical difficulties that made the game impossible to be released on the console.