Yoku’s Island Express Update Version 1.0.2 Now Available

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Team17 and Villa Gorilla have released a new software update for Yoku’s Island Express on Nintendo Switch, which sees the platforming pinball adventure game now sat on version 1.0.2.

This has introduced quality of life improvements and implemented bug fixes, such as unopened chests and filled mailboxes now being visible regardless of where the player is located.

There are fixes for missing quest and shop markers, frame rate drops when a piece of fruit isn’t collected from the Scarab in Everfrost Forest, or instances where Yoku would get stuck in the Screetch.

Yoku’s Island Express is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Yoku’s Island Express Update Version 1.0.2 Patch Notes

Quality Of life Improvements

  • Unopened chests and filled mailboxes are now visible regardless of a player’s location.
  • Scarab trackers are now displayed on the map when you get to 10 Scarabs or less.
  • Map marker for “Return to Nim” added after finding all three chiefs.

Bug Fixes

  • Open chests and filled mailboxes are no longer visible on the map.
  • Fix for quest marker for “Ask Tunguska about getting some Climbing Gear” now disappears when criteria has been met.
  • Fix for shop marker missing on the map for the Marrow Hill, Hideout Wickerling tracker.
  • Background no longer appears at low quality textures if the inventory is opened whilst zooming out of a telescope.
  • Map graphics no longer disappear when viewing the map immediately after leaving the Aerial Ascent telescope.
  • Fosfor no longer re-appears in their lair if returning after saving and reloading.
  • Music is now present in the pinball puzzle after approaching the area from the Great Falls.
  • It is no longer possible to block yourself in the Peak area.
  • The camera no longer detaches from Yoku if using the Sootling on a Leash to fling Yoku off the edge in the Cove Mushroom location.
  • Fix for typo in one of Chirp’s lines of dialogue.
  • Graphical seam fixed when using the telescope near the bottom of the Great Falls.
  • Sumoe shop marker is now removed if the treasure map is purchased through the discounted option.
  • Fix for performance FPS drop if fruit isn’t collected from the Scarab in Everfrost Forest, The Lighthouse.
  • It is no longer possible for Yoku to get stuck within the Screetch.
  • Omh and Tilo no longer move location if you enter or leave Ivory Peaks Trail without talking to Jamja.
  • Particle effect from Seed Pod Branch is now removed after it has been picked up.
  • Lighting no longer pops at the top of the Tall Totem Tower reveal cutscene.
  • Fix for performance FPS drop during the Tall Totem Tower reveal cutscene.
  • It is no longer possible to knock the drop-down plank the wrong way in the Church of the Space Monks, Secret Sanctuary area.
  • Improvements to the Simplified Chinese localisation.
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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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