Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch Gets a New Launch Trailer; Available Now on Nintendo eShop

Playtonic's colorful platform title Yooka-Laylee is now available on the Switch and includes familiar (as well as new) features to Nintendo's latest system.

on December 14, 2017 1:09 PM

British developer and publisher Team17 has announced that the Nintendo Switch port of Yooka-Laylee is now available via the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 and to celebrate, the publisher has uploaded a new launch trailer.

Initially launching on April 11, 2017, Yooka-Laylee was developed by Playtonic Games and serves as a spiritual successor to Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie series. In Yooka-Laylee, players control two characters — Yooka, a chameleon, and Laylee, a bat — and are on a quest to retrieve a magical book from an evil corporation who want to use the book to use the book to turn all of the world’s literature into a profit.

Despite reception for the title being somewhat mixed, Nintendo fans have been eagerly awaiting for the platformer to hit Nintendo’s hybrid console. The Switch version of Yooka-Laylee will feature all past updates that released post-launch. Additionally, the Switch version of the game will also feature single-JoyCon play for all eight of the multiplayer games, a custom Achievement system as to accommodate the lack of an Achievement/Trophy feature on the Switch, as well as the ability to play the game on the go wherever and whenever you want.

Yooka-Laylee is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. Check out the launch trailer below this article:

Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.