Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic! Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka and Laylee embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B!
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Mixed (53 reviews) - 66% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (902 reviews) - 82% of the 902 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 11, 2017

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June 7

Big Patch Details & Community Highlights!

Hey all,

I come to you with news and details on what you can expect from the next, juicy Yooka-Laylee patch coming later this month.

We've heard your feedback, done some tweaks and changes, squished many a nasty bug (including the Capital Cashino one!) and can't wait to see what you think when the patch releases.

So, for the offical word on what's what check out Playtonic's update below...


In the months since launch we’ve been hard at work on Yooka-Laylee’s first big game update, and we’re pleased to confirm that once our test team is done trying to break it, it will be deploying later this month on PC.

This rather plump update will add all manner of exciting gubbins, including the optional ability to skip dialogue faster, bypass cutscenes or reduce those pesky gibberish voices (which should please speedrunners), plus a brand new optional camera mode that gives players full control of where it’s pointed.

We’ve paid close attention to your feedback and hopefully the additions we’ve cooked up will make Yooka-Laylee an even more enjoyable experience, whether you’re playing for the first time or reptile rolling in for a second playthrough.

As promised, you can find a detailed breakdown of the updates we’ll be adding in the list below. In addition to these changes, we’ll also have an extensive list of bug fixes – which should resolve most common issues - when the game update is deployed in the coming weeks.

  • Brand new pause menu music
  • New optional camera mode with minimal assist
  • Pagies have added signposts to Hivory Towers to help guide players to new worlds
  • Design tweaks to all arcade games
  • Speed improvement to scrolling through Totals Menu
  • New option for shorter ‘gibberish’ voice sound FX
  • New speech volume option
  • New ability to speed through dialogue by holding Y
  • Cut-scenes can now be skipped with Y
  • New moves section added to pause menu, with image guide
  • Camera design improvements throughout game (less scripted cameras, door cams now appear behind player etc)
  • Restart option added in the pause menu during arcade games and Kartos challenges
  • ‘Sonar-able’ objects now have more clear visual identity
  • Laser move no longer requires player to crouch
  • Minecart control improvements and new visual effects
  • Transformation control improvements
  • Improved first-person aiming controls
  • New first-person aiming control options added
  • Improved flying controls
  • When transformed, collecting butterflies now restores energy
  • Hunter tonic now tracks the last 30 Quills and Casino Tokens, in addition to the Health and Power Extenders. It will also whistle at the location of the closest rare collectable.
  • Health UI is now always visible when low
  • Design tweaks in various areas (Black Hole in One, Gloomy Gem Grotto etc)
  • New icons added for keyboard/mouse controls
  • Improved Rampo boss fight
  • Added PC Display Settings to the in-game pause menu
  • Performance improvements
  • Audio improvements


This month has seen some truly epic video content from the Yooka-Laylee fan community, not least the exhaustive retelling of the game’s development from Beta 64, which you can see below. Elsewhere there’s a revealing episode of Boundary Break and another incredible music cover from Gabriel Plourde. Stick your eyes on ‘em!

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May 2

Post Release - Spit 'N' Polish

Hey everyone!

You've been getting stuck into Yooka-Laylee for two Pagie packed weeks now and Playtonic have an update for you...but first, a word of thanks from the Developers:

Yooka-Laylee has been in the wild for two whole weeks and we’ve been positively overchuffed by the response from fans and backers around the world! We’ve very much enjoyed reading your feedback, lurking on your livestreams and absorbing your lovely comments, so thanks again for the support! It’s been emotional.

Thanks to you lot, some 20 developers remain off the streets, mostly fed and in a stronger position than ever to continue creating colourful, personality-plump adventures!

What's next?

Your feedback has been amazing, thank you for taking the time to get in touch and sharing both positive and constructive feedback that will allow us to add significant improvements to the game and even add in some of the most requested features. So, coming soon...
  • The ability to skip dialogue faster.
  • Bypass cutscenes.
  • The ability to reduce the dulcet gibberish tones of the characters.
  • Design polish & gameplay tweaks.
And by popular request, Camera changes.

We've heard you loud and clear on how you feel about the camera, so we're going to be making some changes to how the camera operates. This will give more freedom to the player by taking some, if not all of the reigns off the camera.

We'll be sharing a more detailed breakdown of the planned game update in the coming weeks as we make progress.

Until then, we'll be hanging out in the forums chatting to you and helping where we can.

If you'd like a sneak peek of the camera changes and dig a bit deeper into what's going on behind the scenes at Playtonic you can do so over on their official blog HERE.

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“full of heart”
8/10 – Destructoid

“A modern take on a classic genre”
8/10 – Game Informer

4.5/5 – The Escapist

Digital Deluxe Edition

Yooka-Laylee Digital Deluxe is the ultimate platforming package, including an exclusive digital manual and art book, plus the game’s incredible soundtrack!


Yooka-Laylee’s 24-page digital manual and art book features exclusive details on the characters, worlds and challenges set to feature in the highly-anticipated platformer revival! Oh, and there are a few excellent puns in there too, if you’re interested.

The digital artbook includes never-before-seen concept art and in-development images offering an insight into the creation of the game. Marvel at the post-it note origins of serpent salesman Trowzer! Say ‘wow’ as you discover that Dr. Quack used to ride a tank! A must-have for fans.


Yooka-Laylee’s mouth-watering (ear-leaking?) soundtrack combines three of gaming’s greatest composers, the legendary David Wise (Donkey Kong Country, Diddy Kong Racing), equally esteemed Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope (Viva Piñata, GoldenEye 007) and the award-winning Steve Burke (Kameo: Elements of Power). This is one musical performance you definitely don’t want to miss!

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A controller is strongly recommended to play Yooka-Laylee

About This Game

Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from genre veterans Playtonic!

Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!

Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!


INTRODUCING OUR NEW BUDDY DUO: Yooka and Laylee boast an awesome arsenal of abilities built for platforming fun and unlocked with added freedom from the serpent salesman Trowzer.

CARVE YOUR OWN PATH: Purchase and unlock moves with freedom, choose to expand your favourite worlds into even larger, more complex playgrounds and equip unique Tonic gameplay modifiers to customise your play style. Every player will have a unique experience.

A COLLECT-EM-UP FOR THE MODERN ERA: Seek out a roster of shiny collectibles with gameplay progression at their core (as well as other, more valuable materials), such as the dual action Butterfly Energy or tricky Ghost Writers!

A CAST TO LAST: Meet (or beat) a huge cast of memorable characters brought to life by the art and audio teams behind legendary platform games, and destined to endure in future adventures as part of Playtonic Universe. Expect all manner of grunts, squeaks and squawks.

A DREAM SOUNDTRACK: David Wise (Donkey Kong Country) and Grant Kirkhope (Banjo-Kazooie) combine for a melodic masterpiece! Seriously, clean out your ears – they’re in for a treat.

BUDDY UP: Establish your own buddy-duo and adventure through Yooka-Laylee in co-op mode! Taking control of a unique co-op character, a second player can assist Yooka and Laylee by stunning enemies and helping them tackle tricky challenges. No piggyback required.

AND A WHOLE LOT MORE: Discover unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, retro-tastic Arcade games, quiz shows and 8 unique multiplayer games!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel i5-2500 3.3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTS450 / AMD Radeon 6850HD
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
    • OS: OSX 10.11 or higher
    • Processor: Intel i5-3470 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 675MX / AMD Radeon R9 M380
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later or SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel i5-2500 3.3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTS450 / AMD Radeon 6850HD
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A Controller is STRONGLY recommended to play this game.
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