Yooka-Laylee, the 3D platformer from Playtonic Games, has finally achieved a hard release date for the Switch: December 14. The news came directly from Playtonic’s Twitter feed and YouTube accounts earlier this morning.
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) November 28, 2017
Having been in development for seemingly over seven months since Yooka-Laylee’s initial release, it was becoming unlikely that Playtonic would keep the game’s Switch release date somewhere in 2017; problems with the game’s engine plagued the developers. However, it looks like those bets are off now, and we’ll have to wait and see just how the performance of the game holds up. Playtonic claims that Yooka-Laylee will run at 900p, 60 FPS docked, with the resolution dropping to 600p in handheld mode.
Yooka-Laylee is the spritiual successor to the successful Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Kazooie, created by developers from the era of Rare, and looks to capture the same magic as the bird-and-bear combo did nearly 20 years ago.
You can pre-order the game as soon as December 7. In the meantime, check out the announcement and gameplay trailer below.