Playtonic Games has released a new Yooka-Laylee trailer to coincide with E3 2016, letting us see how Banjo-Kazooie’s spiritual successor is shaping up.
That results in a near two-minute spectacle, packed with leaping, flapping, fire-breathing, mine carts, transformations, swimming and tongue-licking goodness.
It looks sensational, but Playtonic has also shared that they have made a “difficult decision” to delay the game’s arrival to Q1 2017. That allows for more time to polish the game to a level that many will be expecting, although carries the project beyond October 2016 as specified in their Kickstarter campaign.
The developer’s complete message regarding their decision to delay the game is below:
After months of toil and tease, we’re as chuffed as chips to finally release the Yooka-Laylee E3 2016 trailer into the wild!
As well as revealing the first gameplay in over a year, this video also confirms that, after long consideration and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017.
While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally projected in our Kickstarter, the Playtonic team has decided that it would prefer to add a few extra months’ polish to the game schedule.
Ultimately, this will allow us to deliver a better game to the tens-of-thousands of you who’ve supported us throughout development. And that’s what we all want, right?
We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when Yooka-Laylee arrives early next year.
You can see via the new screenshots on the Yooka game page what we’ve been able to achieve in just one short year and a few extra months will ensure that our maiden voyage is an even more impressive one come the day we dramatically sail into port.
From now until the end of next week, don’t be surprised if you see more Yooka-Laylee coverage appear on your favourite sites and video channels – and the Kickstarter Toybox experience is still planned to arrive sometime in July.
Thanks again for your support. We hope you enjoy the trailer – and see you at E3!