Yooka-Laylee leaps onto Nintendo Switch on Dec 14!

Yooka-Laylee will release for Nintendo Switch on Thursday, December 14!

… Phew! That felt pleasant, didn’t it?


Make the Switch.

Available to pre-order from the Nintendo eShop from December 7, Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch features a shed-load of polish and updates, including single-JoyCon play across all eight multiplayer games, a custom Achievement system, plus the ability to take our collecting duo on the go without the need for extravagant extension leads! Our huge list of post-launch console updates will also be available on Switch on Day One!

The Playtonic team has spent many, many months optimising Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch (with technical help and support from Nintendo and Unity themselves!) and we believe we’re delivering a version Nintendo fans can be proud of.

Players can expect a quality experience both on and away from the television and on top of that, Switch players will benefit from the huge list of updates we’ve added since launch such as a brand new camera mode, control improvements, menu options, music… and a lot more!

Click over to IGN to see Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch in action.

Thanks again for your continued support and patience. We hope you agree Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch is worth the wait!

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  • RaKo

    Glad to see that it’s finally happening!

    Back in the day I donated for a Wii U version when this was still a thing. Will I now get a key for the Switch version or do I have to do something specific to get it?

    • About a year ago they sent you an email telling you to update your preferences on Backerkit when they decided to cancel the Wii U version. I forget what they defaulted to if you didn’t go and update it… they were letting you pick between getting a refund, getting a version for another console, or waiting to get it for the Switch.

      • RaKo

        Right, I remember that! Oddly enough, I have some old Playtonic-emails but the specific one you mentioned is missing. Despite this I’m clearly remembering it.

        • Eddie Anzore

          If you didn’t update your console preference before the deadline, they should have given you a Steam key.

  • Jessie Estrada

    Played it on PC and it’s really good. I think people will really like it on Nintendo switch.

  • Fernando Silva

    Wow! This is huge! Please, do not be another RIME, I had my dreams crushed already and I am really looking for Yooka-Laylee…

  • ha8810 yato

    please japanese…….

  • derek wright

    When will backers get their switch codes?

  • Jacob Rush

    I am beyond thrilled! I just want to know will there ever be a physical version?

    • StupidComedyKids

      Asking the real questions here

  • Alexander

    physical release?

  • Greg Viola

    Very excited. Physical version please?

  • Devin Garabedian

    When are backers getting their codes?

  • Jamie Voss

    Was going to ask, as others have, when backers get their codes – but looks like IGN has answered that question. Well dont to the team for optimising this to work on Switch

  • MαιиεGαмεBσч

    Will there be a physical release of the game?

  • Will Stump

    file size?

    • DXSRyonGoris

      Around 6 Gb I believe.

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  • Anonymous1234567

    Echoing others, I ask: Physical cart? 🙂


    Will backers get this a bit sooner?

  • Tyler Garrison

    Massively excited, though I’m going to wait for a physical release.

  • Justin FitzPatrick

    It’s been so long. Thank you lol

  • Nikki Roessler

    Awesome! Even if I play the PC version a lot, I think the Switch version will look just as good too but it’s too bad that the Nintendo Switch is so expensive! 😛

  • IGN_mentale

    The Metacritic is not very good…

  • William Reynish

    60 FPS?

  • Obai Sukar

    Can a backer who already got a STEAM code get a switch download code?

  • TannMann64

    I’m gonna love thisss…………

  • Katsubaya

    Very good news, I wait this game since long time. But I buy only physical games. Please can you do a Physical version for Switch?

  • Memmo Gmn Mtt

    Own and loved the xbox1 version, can’t wait for the switch version, physical release please?!


    gooooooooood for Switch

  • Norberto Guerra Pallares

    Will we backers have a download code at least a couple of days before?!

  • Of course I’d prefer a physical copy, but I’ve been waiting too long for this game to not get it the minute it comes up for download.

  • Eric Sazo

    Everyone is asking about their Kickstarter rewards or a physical version. What I want to know is if there will be an awesome amiibo. Even if it doesn’t do anything in this particular game.

  • octavio javier plascencia oroz

    hello, I’m a player that comes from super nintendo and nintendo 64, that already played many of their games of this type, and what more illusion was to me was to take the cartridge out of a game so out of its box, as a switch there are cartridges I would love if you would find a physical version of the game, will you get a physical version?

  • Piertommaso Bottura

    physical release? 🙂

  • Lee Fear

    This is great news! However I don’t seem to be able to find the physical version at any stores! Is there going to be a physical version as I would much rather get the cart than the download?