Yooka-Laylee is heading to Nintendo Switch in mid-December

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 21:04 GMT

Switch owners can finally get in on the Yooka-Laylee fun when it releases for the system in mid-December.

Yooka-Laylee will be released for Nintendo Switch in the middle of next month, and will be available for pre-order through the eShop starting on December 7.

According to Playtonic, the Switch version features various polishes and updates, and single-JoyCon play across all eight multiplayer features and a custom Achievement system.

The updates included in the Switch version were released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One users post-launch. This includes the new camera mode, control improvements, menu options, music and various tweaks.

Back in September, the Playtonic team apologized for Yooka-Laylee’s delay on Switch, citing technical hurdles. According to the studio, it was forced to wait until the arrival of Unity 5.6 in order to resolve the issues encountered.

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Unfortunately, when Unity 5.6 arrived it too introduced other issues which needed to be resolved before Yooka-Laylee could be submitted to Nintendo.

Happily, it seems everything is now a go.

“The Playtonic team has spent many, many months optimizing Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch with technical help and support from Nintendo and Unity,” according to the studio. “We believe we’re delivering a version Nintendo fans can be proud of.”

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

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