Yooka-Laylee launch date set, Wii U model canned

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Tje Wii U model of Yooka-Laylee is now not taking place, due to “unforeseen technical issues”.

Yooka-Laylee, the Banjo-Kazooie non secular successor from ex-Rare builders at Playtonic, was initially introduced for launch on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U. Simultaneous launch on all platforms was even one of many recreation’s cleared stretch targets.

Today, developer Playtonic revealed the sport’s launch date on the whole lot however Nintendo’s console. That’s as a result of the Wii U model has been cancelled.

The information comes through a brand new FAQ Playtonic revealed on the official website (through Eurogamer). In the weblog put up, the developer cited “unforeseen technical issues” as the problem stopping the discharge on Wii U.

As for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, all three will launch on April 11 worldwide. Despite the disappointing cancellation information, Playtonic stated it’s wanting into making a Switch port as an alternative, with extra particulars to be shared early subsequent yr.

If you backed the sport for the Wii U model, you’ll now be capable to change your pledge to any of the opposite variations without spending a dime. You may wait it out till extra particulars are launched concerning the Switch model in 2017 so you may improve your Wii U pledge to that.

The developer will message all Wii U backers with particulars on the right way to change their pledges. Refunds might be made in case you e mail the studio.

As for different variations, anybody who pre-orders will get immediate entry to the – beforehand backer-only – Toybox demo. Backers may even be capable to improve to a retail model ought to they need to.