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    Tencent Acquires a Minority Stake in Playtonic

    Tencent is doing what Tencent does best: acquiring positions in some of the most promising game studios. Today’s prospective partner is Playtonic — the British developer most known for Yooka-Laylee and with their new Playtonic Friends publishing division, which gave life to the wildly out-of-left-field hit BPM: Bullets Per Minute, which is a...
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Announced

    In the build-up to E3, Playtonic Games teased a new game announcement set for today. In that revealed, we learned about Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, a 2D platformer out later this year. Instead of a 3D platformer, the sequel to Yooka-Laylee uses inspiration from Donkey Kong Country, the...
  • Yooka-Laylee Arrives On Nintendo Switch December 14

    Yooka-Laylee will arrive on Nintendo Switch on December 14, as revealed by Playtonic today. The port of Yooka-Laylee will run at 900p while docked and 600p undocked, Playtonic also boasts that this is the “best version yet.”  with optimal framerates and more. There will also be Joy-Con support and an achievement...
  • Yooka-Laylee – Multiplayer Reveal

    Yooka-Laylee has a multiplayer that seemingly came out of nowhere. It does sound promising and could potentially be fun. Check it out below! Playable in both single-player mode or with up to four players in local multiplayer, these 8 unique competitive games are designed to channel the heyday of couch...
  • Yooka-Laylee Release Date Revealed

    We finally have a released date for Playtonic’s spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee. The game was recently delayed, and the Nintendo Wii U version has been cancelled, but, Playtonic is working with Nintendo to bring Yooka-Laylee to Nintendo Switch. Today we can finally confirm that Yooka-Laylee will launch on...
  • Shovel Knight Will Make A Cameo In Yooka-Laylee

    Shovel Knight will be making an appearance in the upcoming Playtonic game, Yooka-Laylee as an NPC. “We’ve always been fans of Shovel Knight,” Playtonic’s Chris Sutherland told Eurogamer, “and thought it’d be great to have some guest star characters from the rest of the indie community. “It’s great for...