Well, the day is finally here. Yooka-Laylee launch is go and the game is now in the wild for PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PS4. It’s also on GOG. Even Linux gets the love, with a Nintendo Switch version coming down the pipe “soon”. Check out the launch trailer, strap in for some nostalgic platforming goodness, and get to it.
What is Yooka-Laylee?
Yooka-Laylee is a game built almost entirely on nostalgia. The idea is to bring back the things you loved about Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie and put them in a shiny new world, with new characters, new mechanics, but ultimately traditional gameplay. The 3D platformer isn’t exactly a burgeoning genre, and for those looking for a game that will somehow advance the past the tropes of a bygone era, disappointment awaits. But for those who just want to return to form for this particular sort of experience, joy and wonder are at hand.