Yooka-Laylee Is Coming To Nintendo Switch On 14th December

It may seem as though we’ve been waiting forever for the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee to arrive, but today we got confirmation from Playtonic Games that the game will arrive on 14th December for Nintendo’s newest system.

The N64 inspired platform game will launch with all bug fixes applied, including the latest spit ‘n polish patch. In addition to this, the game will come with its own achievement system along with a rejigged multiplayer mode to support people playing with a single Joy-Con.


Yooka-Laylee will be available to pre-download via Nintendo’s eShop on December 7th, a week ahead of the release a week later.

Source: Playtonic Games

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  1. Yay, finally. Some have, quite rightly, written this Switch version off now that Odyssey is out but I think there is room for both games. As someone who enjoyed Banjo more than Mario64 back in the day, I’m really looking forward to this one.

    • Got to admit I was one of those, I’ve also got this impression that all multi platform ports aren’t quite hitting the mark, which is probably very unfair. Good to know that there’s worth in getting this along with Mario, I’m keen on Unbox too but the high price is a bit off putting at the moment, have you played it?

      • Unbox looks fun and is on my list but, nope, haven’t played it yet. Like you the high price tag has put me off (for now).

        You’re right that a lot of multiformats aren’t up to the same standard as other systems. That said, I have high hopes for Yooka just because the devs have taken the extra time to get it running well on the Switch. I think they know that they are likely to shift more copies on Switch than PS4 so are putting in the extra effort.

    • If anything it’s sensible they are releasing it later. It had to come out either early in the Switch catalogue, or a good time after Odyssey!

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