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Mutant Mudds, Yooka-Laylee Tabletop Games Announced by Limited Run Games

A Mutant Mudds tabletop game and Yooka-Laylee tabletop game have both been announced by Limited Run Games in partnership with Game Decks — and you can pre-order them right now. Yooka-…

August 23, 2021 | 04:00 EDT

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Lost Yooka-Laylee Statues Resurface in Local Markets

Back in 2016, "tens of thousands" of Yooka-Laylee statues were lost after a company shut down. Now, these missing pieces of merchandise have mysteriously resurfaced in The Phillippines at…

January 19, 2021 | 05:16 EST

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Yooka-Laylee Devs Make Super Mario Maker 2 Course

Development staff on the upcoming Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair have made a Super Mario Maker 2 course to honor their new platformer's launch. Playtonic's level is called "The Impossible Layer…

October 9, 2019 | 04:58 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Out This October

Today, Playtonic Games announced that Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, the sequel to Yooka-Laylee, is available to pre-order today and will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch,…

September 3, 2019 | 04:40 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Team17 and Playtonic Games bring you Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, a brand-new colorful platform adventure game featuring some of the key creative talents behind Donkey Kong Country. The…

September 2, 2019 | 07:55 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Announced For Consoles And PC

Fans of Yooka-Laylee, rejoice. Playtonic Games and publisher Team17 have announced another game for the little lizard and his buddy. It's called Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and it'll launch…

June 7, 2019 | 10:45 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Hops Onto Nintendo Switch December 14

Following an update on the progression of the port, there's good news for 3D platformer fans out there with Yooka-Laylee coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 14, 2017, according to a page on the…

November 28, 2017 | 05:18 EST

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Yooka-Laylee Updates Fans On Nintendo Switch Port

Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic has released a news post on the game's official website updating the community on the progress of the game's Nintendo Switch port. The product of a…

September 26, 2017 | 12:45 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Review - Flying Lizard Monster

Yooka-Laylee is strange. It has everything I would want in a game, and yet when I finished it I felt hollow. There was some relief, but it was mostly due to the fact that it was over, and not because…

May 15, 2017 | 01:00 EDT


The Return of the 3D Platformer

The release of Yooka-Laylee last month seems to have gotten a ball rolling. If you take a look at the release schedules for games, you may notice the steady uptick of animal mascots jumping around…

May 15, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Update Focusing on "Spit 'N' Polish" Announced By Playtonic

Yooka-Laylee released earlier last month and while the team at Playtonic are still working towards adding all of the promised features to the title, as well as the Nintendo Switch port of the game,…

May 2, 2017 | 02:37 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Release Comes With Day One Patch, No Play Anywhere Support

Today marks the official release date of Yooka-Laylee, spiritual successor to platforming-juggernaut Banjo-Kazooie and one of Kickstarter's biggest success stories. Following a massive £2 million…

April 11, 2017 | 10:51 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee First Impressions - Platforming Reptile

I have something to confess. I'm going into Yooka-Laylee fresh, and I've never played a Rare platformer of this type. That’s right, no Banjo-Kazooie, no Donkey Kong 64, and no Conker’s Bad Fur Day.…

April 6, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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From some of the team behind the classic Banjo-Kazooie comes Yooka-Laylee, a new 3D platforming game by Playtonic Games. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D Platformer Collectathon, and is the spiritual successor…

April 5, 2017 | 10:23 EDT

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[Updated] Playtonic Games Removes Jon Jafari From Yooka-Laylee

Update 03/23/17: Jon Jafari has posted a public comment concerning the situation with Playtonic, wishing them the best with their upcoming launch of Yooka-Laylee.…

March 23, 2017 | 04:58 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Multiplayer Modes Revealed

Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Rare's classic platformer Banjo-Kazooie, is getting close to its April 11th release date. Their latest news has included the first look at one of the stages,…

January 19, 2017 | 10:00 EST

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Yooka-Laylee Gets a Release Date, Wii U Version Canceled

The highly anticipated 3D platformer, Yooka-Laylee, has got its release date. Playtonic, the developers of Yooka-Laylee had initially aimed to have the game be out this year before pushing it back to…

December 13, 2016 | 12:47 EST

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E3 2016 - Yooka-Laylee Presentation and Interview

We had the opportunity to attend a presentation with Playtonic Games to see a gameplay demo of Yooka-Laylee. For those unfamiliar, Yooka-Laylee is considered by many to be a spiritual successor to…

June 19, 2016 | 10:00 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Delayed Into 2017

Continuing in the pre-E3 blitz today, Playtonic got a place on the Playstation Blog to announce that their crowdfunded spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie has been delayed until Q1 2017. Yooka-Layee…

June 6, 2016 | 02:57 EDT

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Yooka-Laylee Beta for Backers Launches This July

When Playtonic Games launched their Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee on May 1st of last year, the project reached its funding goal in under an hour. Since then, Playtonic has been mostly silent…

May 20, 2016 | 07:19 EDT

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[Update] Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor, Yooka-Laylee, Starts Kickstarter Campaign

UPDATE: The Kickstarter started today, you can visit the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter page here. Yooka-Laylee reached its funding goal today in about 40 minutes, and as of this update, at 10:28 pm, they…

April 30, 2015 | 10:25 EDT