Good News and Bad News for Yooka-Laylee

There have been a lot of major updates regarding Playtonic’s spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, as of late. Today, we got some really good news, and a bit of bad (or more accurately, disappointing) news.

To get the bad news out of the way, Yooka-Laylee has been delayed until Q1 of 2017. Now, I suppose that’s not entirely bad news, since it just means Playtonic has a few more months to polish the game, and unlike a certain other Kickstarter-funded spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee seems to be shaping up really nicely and really quickly. Plus, this also means Dark Souls 3 and Uncharted 4 have that much less competition by the time my 2016 video game awards roll around.

As for the good news, check out this amazing trailer for Yooka-Laylee! It will have you crying tears of joy (as opposed to simply crying like an anime fan on prom night).


Like I said, Yooka-Laylee is really shaping up nicely. It basically looks like everything that Nuts & Bolts should have been, and then some. The wait for 2017 is gonna kill me!


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12 thoughts on “Good News and Bad News for Yooka-Laylee”

    1. It was a funny jab for sure. Also, in the same scene, if you look carefully, one of the magazines on the floor reads “Pants: Why you Should Wear Them,” a little jab at the people who complained about Yooka and Laylee not having any clothes (a la Banjo’s backpack and shorts).

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  1. I will say that trailer was pretty damn awesome. Looks akin to the PSOne/N64 era of platformers and while I never played banjo kazooie, the game slightly reminds of Spyro which was my Mario growing up. This trailer really gets me in the mood to play banjo-kazooie! Maybe I’ll play that right after tropical freeze ☺️

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    1. I hope you enjoy Tropical Freeze! And yes, get to Banjo-Kazooie! It’s fantastic. The trailer is indeed awesome. Yooka-Laylee is easily my most anticipated game on the horizon (so happy I backed it). I hope you’ll get around to it as well.

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  2. Aw, it was delayed? Shucks. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good, non-Mario collectathon, hasn’t it? That trailer really showcases the potential this game has.

    Speaking of delays, apparently Mighty No. 9 will be released at the end of this month.

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    1. I have Mighty No. 9 payed off, still can’t believe it’s actually coming out. I hope it ends up being great, but its turbulent past few years have me a bit worried (not to mention that recent trailer. Yikes!). I hope it lives up to the original vision.

      The delay for Yooka-Laylee is a bit disappointing, but at least it’s not that much longer. And it’s looking wonderful! Mario has provided the only really great, classic-style 3D platformers in recent years, but they’ve developed their own style after the Galaxy games. Unless Mario on NX is a collectathon, Yooka-Laylee will be the only game of the style in a very, very long time.

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      1. Well, there are more good trailers than there are good games, so I wouldn’t be too concerned about the former’s quality (or lack thereof in this case) if the final product turns out amazing. Then again, it could turn out that the trailer was foreshadowing of things to come, so it will be interesting to see which universe we end up in: the one where it’s well-received and becomes a beloved classic or the one in which it effectively becomes the indie scene equivalent of Daikatana, and the butt of innumerable “bad game” jokes for years to come.

        Unlike some genres that were abandoned because they proved to be overly one-dimensional when it came time for the industry to step up their game (such as beat ‘em ups, arguably), I’d say the collectathon is due for a comeback. It’s interesting to me because even the game supposedly responsible for killing the genre, Donkey Kong 64, wasn’t even a bad game (far from it, in fact).

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  3. Between this and the Persona 5 release date the only games left this year that I care for are all coming out this week. Kind of wish I could fast forward to 2017 now.

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  4. Having recently replayed through Banjo-Kazooie, I am nothing but excited for Yooka-Laylee. The trailer so far shows me that the Playtonic Games ex-Rare team knows what they’re doing! I can’t wait!

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