Yooka-Laylee’s Collector’s Edition Comes in a N64 Shaped Box

You're no spring chicken anymore. Limited Run Games has announced that the collector's edition of Yooka-Laylee will come in a N64 style box.

on September 5, 2018 9:30 AM

This just in– you’re older than you think. Gaming nostalgia is no longer confined to pixel-art romps in the vein of the Super Nintendo, it now extends to three-dimensional, sixty-four-bit graphics. Feel free to stop reading here, open up another tab, and calculate how long its been since the Nintendo 64 was released. Are you back? Are you sitting down? Yes, your math is correct, the Nintendo 64 came out twenty-two years ago and we’re all very, very old.

Of course, for us old-timers, developers and publishers alike have already started to grease the wheels on the nostalgia train. Catering to us geezers, Limited Run Games has announced that the Nintendo Switch Collector’s Edition of Yooka-Laylee will come in a Nintendo 64-style box with (a non-functioning) Nintendo 64-style cartridge.

Sticklers for authenticity can breathe a sigh of relief as Limited Run Games has announced the Collector’s Edition box “is being produced at the exact dimensions of a classic N64 box and will be made of the same material with the same finishing process applied.”

This isn’t the Yooka-Laylee‘s first foray into retro gaming culture. Created by some of the minds behind Banjo-Kazooie and other classic Rare titles, Yooka-Laylee‘s very existence is a love-letter to early 3D platformers. In fact, Playtonic, the game’s developer, is in the midst of the creating a mode that makes the game’s graphics look, well, worse.

The Yooka-Laylee Collector’s Edition for the Nintendo Switch will be available September 7th at 10 AM EST. In addition to being packaged with the collectible box, fake-cartridge, and game, the Collector’s Edition will also come with a poster and a copy of the game’s soundtrack. Only three-thousand copies will be produced and each unit will be sold for $74.99.

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Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.