In a surprise announcement today, Angry Mob Games has announced a new fighter for party fighting game Brawlout—Yooka-Laylee! The announcement comes alongside the reveal of the game’s August 21 release date on PS4.
“The buddy-duo, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the red nose) join the brawl complete with the moveset learned in their epic adventures! Lizard Leap your foes into the air, bring them crashing back down to earth with a Buddy Slam and send them soaring with a Sonar ‘Splosion! Yooka can even slurp up an incoming projectile to use it as his own!”
Though a little unclear at first, we’ve reached out to Angry Mob Games via Evolve PR and have received confirmation that Yooka-Laylee will join Brawlout on August 21 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC; unfortunately, Yooka-Laylee’s Switch debut in Brawlout will come later this year:
“…unfortunately Yooka-Laylee isn’t joining the cast until later this year. It looks as though this character is only arriving on the 21st of August on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. They won’t be arriving on Switch until a little after that date due to the patching schedule for Switch, as far as I can tell. I realize this is unfortunate. It takes a little longer to get the stuff we love on Switch sadly!”
Though it is unfortunate that Switch owners will have to wait just a little bit longer to play as Yooka-Laylee in Brawlout, the fact the character is coming to the game at all is a testament to the relationships Angry Mob Games has made to flesh out its character roster. I’m definitely looking forward to playing as the duo—even if we have to wait just a bit longer to get them on Switch.