Rextro’s Arcade Powers Up!

Keep hold of your spare change: Rextro’s awesome arcade games are coming to Yooka-Laylee!

Playable in both single-player mode or with up to four players in local multiplayer, these 8 unique competitive games are designed to channel the heyday of couch multiplayer, when ‘lag’ meant forgetting what time of day it was when your mates eventually switched off and stumbled home.

Friendships will be tested

There are eight different games – accompanied by retro-tastic tunes from the one and only Steve Burke (Kameo, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts) – including arena brawler Glaciators, old-school racer Kartos Karting and the friendship-destroying Jobstacle Course. Check out more screenshots over on the Yooka-Laylee game page.

As well as the local multiplayer arcade games, Yooka-Laylee offers a second player the opportunity to co-star in the main Yooka-Laylee adventure. Taking control of the Bee Team, a second player can grab quills, collect and store butterflies, stop traps and more!

Yooka-Laylee releases on April 11. If you haven’t already pre-ordered Yooka-Laylee and unlocked the Toybox, you can do so from many fine establishments including SteamGOGGAME UK, the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.

Kickstarter Backers Reminder:

Ahead of the option to switch platforms, we encourage all Kickstarter backers to make sure they have access to their Backer Kit account and contact Backer Kit support to solve any issues.

We’re currently working on a much larger update with information on, among other things, how Kickstarter backers will be able to change platforms and upgrade to physical versions. Thanks for your patience while we get the details up to scratch.


Your Comments

  • MigueLink

    Information abou the Nintendo Switch version pleasee

    • Evan Lin

      It should be coming very soon! 🙂 The bottom of this article states: “We’re currently working on a much larger update with information on, among other things, how Kickstarter backers will be able to change platforms and upgrade to physical versions.” This probably include changing the platform to the Switch!

    • Mateusz Plewa

      STOP ASKING. They said it multiple times. NINTENDO SWITCH VERSION IS COMING.

      • MigueLink

        THATS NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION WE NEED MORE. In the other hand, I see that they have a big update coming soon; so im good with that 😊

        • AMONG_ETE

          Two months later and my fine ass hasn’t seen any updates

    • Carlos Silex

      Nintendofans paid this game for Wii U. Results: Launch in PS4 and Xbox One… This have a name: Fraud.

      • StatsManSam

        I’m not sure what you are so upset by…or are you just trying to troll?

        Playtonic made the 100% correct decision in dropping Wii U support in favor of the Nintendo Switch. The Wii U is a dead system that Nintendo has dropped all support for. It’s likely Nintendo no longer even allows development for it.

        I preordered for Wii U and if I were forced to play the game on an outdated system that will be replaced with the Nintendo Switch two weeks from now I would feel cheated. I appreciate the option of ether switching to Steam or waiting for the Switch version–which will understandably take a few extra months to develop this late in the game.

  • Anonymous1234567

    Epic. This NEEDS to come to Switch eventually. This game not being on a Nintendo platform just feels incongruent with its spirit lol.

    • Carlos Silex

      Nintendofans paid this game for Wii U. Results: Launch in PS4 and Xbox One. This have a name: Fraud

      • Anonymous1234567

        If a refund option wasn’t plainly spelled out, I would agree. But, it is. Now, if they refuse refunds… then I concur. That said, the Kickstarter terms are unfortunately not set up to enforce delivery of product.

        Crowdfunding is neither a purchase nor an investment. It’s actually more like charity, with the hope that it will result in the intended outcome. Personally, I believe all failed Kickstarter promises should be subject to refunds, and it looks like they are going to do that… but legally, it’s a bit more complex than just calling it fraud. (I wish it weren’t, and agree it’s not right.)

        In an ideal world, crowdfunding would always offer the option of refund at any time, and/or the possibility of receiving a return on investment beyond just the product (e.g. make large enough donors into minority shareholders, etc.) That’s how I wish it worked, but right now that’s now how – at least on Kickstarter – it’s set up.

        Their FAQs & terms state, “Kickstarter does not guarantee projects or investigate a creator’s ability to complete their project…” and “… backers must understand that Kickstarter is not a store. When you back a project, you’re helping to create something new — not ordering something that already exists.”

        Morally, there’s definitely a responsibility to the backers. Legally, it’s more situational, case by case, and muddled.

  • Still no Switch icon in the trailer. Does that mean the Switch version is still a long ways off?

    • Evan Lin

      Unfortunately, I highly doubt the Switch version will come out on Release. They just started working on it about a month ago.

      • I highly doubt that they just started working on it a month ago. Switch dev kits have been out in the wild for the last year for sure, and they’ve been working with Nintendo to get this game out on their platform (whether Wii U or Switch)…

        And I’m sure internally before they announced that the Wii U version was being canned that they had already started making a version for Switch (cause honestly it’s just a matter of porting and adjusting the programming and visuals to properly work on each console).

        So I sincerely doubt they just started working on a Switch version a month ago.

    • MigueLink

      Hopefully they’ll have it ready for the Holidays.

      • Happy Mask Collector

        Woah! thats a long time D:

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  • Wombat

    Will Wii U users get a partial refund if they switch to a Steam version, since that option cost less to start?
    I would’ve funded that instead.

  • JBF

    Crossing my fingers in the hopes that the Switch version WILL have a physical retail release, and that I will be able to preorder it.

  • Mike42

    “…option to SWITCH platforms…” hehehe Switch …brilliant!

  • Rinku

    I really hope i can still upgrade my backing to Switch version, even though i already chose Steam version….
    Would have chosen Switch/NX instantly if it was known from the beginning it would come to that system!

    Also would be very nice if it would be possible to upgrade to a physical Switch version.

  • Yeah I really want to know about a Nintendo Switch version… since it seems as though it’s been seemingly confirmed although apparently not from Playtonics mouths themselves.

    If it is coming, will there be a physical version. Cause if there is I’d definitely be down to upgrading for that. I was originally on board for a digital copy on the Wii U but I’m willing to go all in on a cart for the Switch. Feels appropriate to have this game on a cartridge.

  • Carlos Silex

    Nintendofans paid this game for Wii U. Results: Launch in PS4 and Xbox One… This have a name: Fraud