Playtonic announces Patch and Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch!

Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch

With the game’s release in the rear view mirror and a major game patch on the way, the focus is on Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch! Sadly, not much is yet known about the release window for the long awaited Nintendo Switch release. Developer Playtonic Games however does confirm that with their first big patch near completion, they will be able to focus putting the lizard and bat, between a pair of Joycon!

But first, a big patch!

But before the full focus will be on Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch, Playtonic aims to finish and release the first significant patch. This patch will address many of the complaint by both fans and critics of the game. If you read our review of Yooka-Laylee, you found that we think many of these issues did little to ruin the game. However, there are some notable things we still love to see improved and we highly commend the guys and gals at Playtonic for bringing in these changes.

Finally, Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch

Many fans believe Yooka-Laylee should be played on a Nintendo console. The nostalgia about Banjo-Kazooie and Conker’s Bad Fur Day simply draws them to a Nintendo console for games like this. Even though there is absolutely nothing wrong with playing Yooka-Laylee on Playstation or Xbox, we do see their point!

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Best part of the Spit ‘n’ Polish update

The first significant patch, lovingly called “The Yooka-Laylee Spit ‘n’ Polish Update” will include many fixes. Both big and very impactful as well as small tweaks. Here are some of our favourites. (Full list will be included at the bottom of the article)

    New camera option and improvement to the old.
    One of the biggest complains on Yooka-Laylee is the bad camera. Though we found it far from perfect, it was not the bother other found it. That being said; it’s great to see some improvements and options to what many consider Yooka-Laylee’s biggest flaw.

    Improvement to ‘gibberish’ voices
    Another big complaint by many. The ‘annoying’ voices of the characters. We found them endearing, but we understand the annoyance to others. The update will include a volume option for the speech, as well as an option for ‘shorter’ gibberish and you’ll be able to speed through the text by holding a button! (yay, speedruns)

    Improvement to Rampo Bossfight
    The Rampo bossfight was one of the only parts that we found really hard to endure. The camera is off, the fight terrible and the conditions unfair. On top of that, it’s the very first bossfight in the game! Great to see Playtonic address this issue!

… and the best thing of all? The full patch will be included in Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch!!

Want more on Yooka-Laylee?
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Full Patch list

  • 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
  • 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

    Björn Jekel
    Founder and Editor in Chief of PressQuit and the voice on our Twitter Feed. Interested in many things 'nerd' and above all madly in love with videogames of a wide variety. A year without Zelda and Final Fantasy is a sad year indeed and that is why it is my lifelong goal to yearly replay Ocarina of Time and Final Fantasy VII.