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Yooka-Laylee confirmed to launch on April 11, 2017 with Linux support

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The 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee [Official Site] has a confirmed launch date of April 11, 2017 and it will launch with Linux support.

They also have a new trailer:
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From the announcement:
QuoteToday we can finally confirm that Yooka-Laylee will launch on April 11, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux, with pre-orders now available at £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 for non-Kickstarter backers in both digital and physical formats from all participating stores worldwide!


It will be available on both GOG and Steam at release, so everyone can get in on the action. I've reached out early for access, so hopefully they will be able to grant it.

I am looking forward to this, as I am sure a lot of you are too!

About the game (official)
Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games. Newly-formed as Playtonic Games, the team is building a spiritual successor to its most cherished work from the past!

Playtonic’s new heroes, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with big nose) were conceptualised for stellar platforming gameplay, created by the same character artist behind the rebooted Donkey Kong family and legendary N64 heroes Banjo and Kazooie.

Across more than five vast and beautiful game worlds, Yooka and Laylee will use their arsenal of special moves to tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in search of Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock – and expand – new playgrounds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters and hulking bosses. The magical Pagies will assist the buddy-duo in their ultimate mission to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all of the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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PublicNuisance 13 Dec, 2016
GOG had only listed the Windows version up until today where it is gone completely. I'll be happier once the Linux version is on GOG.
hm11 13 Dec, 2016
ah nice, ill ck it up on GoG :D
wintermute 13 Dec, 2016
Quoteso everyone can get in on the action

Apart from Wii U owners. It's funny how similar the comment thread is to those Kickstarter updates where projects announce they're not doing a Linux version.
Slackdog 13 Dec, 2016
Looks like something I'd normally get on a console.. however I'd had a soft spot for team 17 since my Amiga days so will probs get once my backlog cleared a little!
manus76 13 Dec, 2016
great news...now being an old, obstreperous fart as myself and i know this topic was mentioned several times already in the past: 'PC, Mac and Linux' does my PC stop being a PC the moment i install Linux as my operating system? ;-)
omer666 13 Dec, 2016
That release is eagerly expected, can't wait to play it!
cRaZy-bisCuiT 13 Dec, 2016
True story, what about: "Windows, Mac and Linux" instead?
Keyrock 13 Dec, 2016
2 weeks before my birthday. Nice!
Price has jumped to $40? Glad I grabbed this on kickstarter at $15 then. Also glad they kept good on their linux port promise but I wasn't too worried about that part. If they were coding for games as far back as the 90's then a linux port should be an absolute walk in the park with todays toolkits. Was mostly certain going into this backing that I wasn't throwing money at some script kiddies that want one button push publishing for everything.
fagnerln 13 Dec, 2016
GOTY
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