Yooka-Laylee Release Date, Trailer, Latest News, & Everything Else We Know

Yooka-Laylee's developers explain how they modernized a classic genre.

Yooka-Laylee Latest News

Our review of Yooka-Laylee went up today, but if you’re interested in learning more about how the game attempts to modernize an old-school genre, be sure to check out this latest trailer for the retro platformer.

Yooka-Laylee Release Date

Yooka-Laylee is set to release on April 11. The game is coming to XBO, PS4, Switch, and PC. A port for the Wii U was recently canceled.

Yooka-Laylee Trailer

IGN has dropped 13 minutes of new Yooka-Laylee footage. You can watch it below:

A new trailer has arrived for Yooka-Laylee. Check it out below:

Another trailer, meanwhile, reveals that a special guest star is coming to Playtonic’s platformer: the blue adventurer, Shovel Knight. Another game funded by Kickstarter, Shovel Knight is one of the best retro-themed platformers of the past few years – and now its hero is set to appear in 3D form for the the first time. 

Shovel Knight will be a non-player character in Yooka-Laylee, and will serve as a helper for the game’s titular heroes for a mission or two. What’s caught our eye, though, is developer Yacht Club Games‘ suggestion that we might one day see Shovel Knight get his own 3D plaformer:

Yacht Club Games designed and built the model itself while Playtonic rigged and animated it to life. Shovel Knight sure looks comfortable in a 3D world. Who knows… maybe one day we’ll see Shovel Knight running and jumping around his very own 64-styled adventure!

Shovel Knight 64? Yes please. Here’s the trailer…

Want more? Here’s the trailer from Gamescom 2016:

Developer Playtonic released a trailer at E3 2016 for the upcoming 3D platforming game, which shows off some gorgeous new environments to explore, intriguing characters to befriend, and a slew of special abilities that players can use to help them nab every last glittering collectable.