As the Nintendo Switch nears release (March 2017), more games that were slated to come to the Wii U have begun to jump ship to the new shiny device. I can’t blame developers for wanting to tackle a new market instead of a dying one. In the case of Yooka-Laylee, the developers have encountered unforeseen technical issues making it impossible to release the game on the Wii U. It will be nice to see this running on the Switch though! Check out the new trailer below, and our preview has more videos and screens.
After many challenging months, we’re finally able to update you on the Wii U version of Yooka-Laylee and announce a number of developments.
The Playtonic team is sad to confirm that despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue, we’ve encountered unforeseen technical issues that unfortunately mean it will be impossible for us to release the game on Wii U as initially planned.
We can however confirm the exciting news that we are now working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re looking forward to exploring the opportunity and will have more details to share early next year.
We’d like to apologise to those affected by this development and offer all Wii U backers the opportunity to move their pledge free-of-charge to any of the versions launching on April 11th (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac or Linux) or upgrade to the Nintendo Switch version when we announce further details in 2017.
[Source: Playtonic Games]