Indie game and retro 3D platformer revival Yooka-Laylee is finally releasing on the Nintendo Switch on December 14th. Since Playtonic Games’ debut game was largely driven by the desires of fans who enjoyed platformers and RareWare games of old (including the Banjo-Kazooie franchise from which Yooka-Laylee is inspired), this version of the game should make many of the people who wanted Yooka-Laylee in the first place happy.

Playtonic Games was sure to thank fans who had waited for this version of the game, including Kickstarter backers who had always wanted a version of the game to release on a Nintendo console. Originally planned to release on the Wii U, Yooka-Laylee comes to the Nintendo Switch instead with all of the bug fixes and updates added after the initial 2017 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One earlier this year.

Interested players will be able to preorder Yooka-Laylee on the Nintendo eShop starting on December 7th. So far, there is no word as to whether the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee will receive a physical release.

What about you? Are you one of many including myself who have waited for the Nintendo Switch version of this game? Do you still plan on picking it up? Or have you purchased it for another system already? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Playtonic Games

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