Yooka-Laylee was a huge success on Kickstarter, securing over £2 million in funding from eager fans back in 2015. Nintendo fans were a major driving force behind the project’s impressive crowdfunding campaign, as the game is a spiritual successor to the classic Banjo-Kazooie games on Nintendo 64. Unfortunately, developer Playtonic Games announced today that the Wii U version of Yooka-Laylee has been cancelled. Will you still be picking it up when it launches next April?

For me, the answer is still a clear yes, but I haven’t settled on a platform yet. I was previously struggling with the choice of buying it for Wii U (as I’m likely trading my Wii U for money towards a Nintendo Switch next March) or PC, but now that debate has shifted to Switch or PC. I’d love to own this nostalgia-fueled experience on my Nintendo Switch, playing it both at home and on the go, but there’s no telling when the game will launch on the upcoming console at this time. If there’s too much of a wait, I’ll probably cave and pick up the PC version so I can start playing right away.

Are you still planning to buy Playtonic’s debut adventure, or has the last-minute cancellation of the Wii U changed your plans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Ben Lamoreux


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