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Last call for Yooka-Laylee platform changes

You’ve only a few days left to put in requests for Yooka-Laylee platform changes.



Yooka-Laylee platform changes

You’ve only a few days left to put in requests for Yooka-Laylee platform changes.

It’s fair to say Playtonic disappointed a few people when they revealed Yooka-Laylee would be making the switch (geddit?) to Nintendo’s latest console. More specifically, they felt let down by the fact that the Nintendo Switch release also meant there would no longer be a Wii U release for the cutesy buddy platformer.

That’s the trouble with crowd-funding, folks. Even the ones that absolutely get it right – and make no mistake, Yooka-Laylee has been a monstrous success – still have the capacity to do something you’re not happy about or disappoint you in some way. That’s the risk you take when giving your money up-front for anything that you’re not 100% certain how it will turn out.


Playtonic also aren’t offering refunds to disgruntled Wii U punters, which upset people further, but the chances are that money has already been accounted for. Because they’re experienced veterans who’ve done a good job of managing their campaign and their business as a whole, you can bet that money’s already gone into important things like staffing costs, publishing fees, or suing Nintendo over Mario’s googley-eyed new hat.

Anyway, we digress.

The important story here is that Playtonic did offer Kickstarter backers who had selected the Wii U version as a reward to make the switch to a different platform. That means you can request Yooka-Laylee platform changes, in a like-for-like fashion, to the following consoles:

  • PS4
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch

Because the console tier cost more than the PC one, they’re offering to throw in the Toybox mode to make up the price difference for those who choose to change to the PC Steam version for their reward.

That’s not to say only Wii U backers can make Yooka-Laylee platform changes, of course. You’re well within your rights to chop and change between platforms as you see fit, but you’ve only got a few days left to do it: all Kickstarter rewards for Yooka-Laylee will be finalised by Thursday, February 16, 2017. That includes any other changes you might need to make, like to your delivery address for any physical rewards.


Head on over to their BackerKit page if you need to make any adjustments, and check out the FAQ for further clarification. Clock’s ticking, folks.

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