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Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:56 pm
by Operationgamer17
https://www.amazon.de/NBG-Yooka-Laylee/dp/B01NBERIRO/
Amazon Germany lists a March 14threlease date along with cover art.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:17 pm
by Exaskryz
I suppose a Tuesday release is possible. Sort of credible, given that March 31st is a Friday and would've been just as acceptable of a placeholder date.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:18 am
by Omega
Well I am sure it will be March so its possible its true. Cant wait! Only a few more months to play this amazing game! :)

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:42 am
by MattUmby
Andy Robinson claims it's a placeholder date, not the real release date. https://twitter.com/AndyPlaytonic/statu ... 9806522369

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:54 pm
by Rasmusic
Now it sais December 13th 2017

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:54 pm
by Exaskryz
Hmm. Suspicious. That was perhaps the real release date, and they had to change it to something obviously a placeholder.

And if it's not the real release date, as clearly Playtonic wants to be the ones to announce it, all we need to do is have someone guess all 90 possible days it can be in Q1, so someone has to be right.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:36 pm
by Scrubber
Wow it's getting close.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:33 pm
by Meinhard1
Not sure how plausible a delay to December 2017 sounds. Interviews have all made it sound like they're firmly in the tweaking and polishing stage. While there's always *some* advantages to delaying a game, I feel doubtful YL would need to to spend well over a year in its (presumed) present development stage.

This *could* be our most up-to-date look at Yooka's progress. https://www.google.com/amp/www.redbull. ... ent=safari

Wonder if that's the final box art!

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:00 pm
by dotEXE
Not only is a Tuesday release plausible, it's probable. Every major media release is Tuesday - or at least was.

Most major video games still come out on Tuesdays (FF15 just came out on Tues Nov 29, Pokemon SUMO was a recent notable exception however), albums USED to come out on Tuesdays until about 2015 when they switched to Fridays. Major DVD releases still come out on Tuesdays. There was like a 95% chance this game was coming on a Tuesday even without a release date.

Seeing as it's Q1 2017 and March is as far into Q1 as it gets, this date is super believable.

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Edit: This is just rambling now, but I did some more digging for fun in case people didn't want to take the Tuesday release being normal at face value -

Some best selling games and their release dates
GTA 5 - Tuesday September 17th, 2013
Diablo III - Tuesday May 15th, 2012
Call of Duty MW3 - Tuesday November 8th, 2011
Skyrim - Tuesday June 4th, 2013
Battlefield 3 - Tuesday October 25th, 2011

The list goes on like this. Actually something I noticed during this is that Nintendo just does not care what day of the week the game goes out on. In the last decade I found dates for Nintendo best-sellers launching on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and even Sunday. So there's that! Games release on Tuesday, and Nintendo makes up release dates as they please.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:53 pm
by DarkTone
And now....for the official word.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:40 pm
by Zita
It'd be nice to hear what Playtonic has to say about this.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:16 am
by Lufkin
Obviously it won't be delayed to December 2017. The game is nearing completion. First hint is the announcement of Karn stepping back from his Engineer position at Playtonic. Him being a main programmer on the game, I don't think he would be quitting if the game wasn't very near completion, or even entirely completed, in terms of programming.

Second hint is Grant's recent tweet saying that It's getting down to the wire with Yooka Laylee, we'll soon be letting go and sending it out into the world (). Knowing that publishing a game, with probable QA from Team17, can take a couple of months, if they are "letting it go" in the next couple of weeks, the probable launch time could realistically be around March.

From what I see, everything is in order and on time for Yooka-Laylee's Q1 2017 release, and March seems very realistic!

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:50 pm
by Xellos

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:27 pm
by Exaskryz
Alright. Tooka-Laylee development should be starting up soon then. Oh, nevermind, DLC comes first :roll:

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:20 pm
by Taylor
March 14th was Playtonic's first ever unveiling of Yooka-Laylee at EGX Rezzed.

Makes sense to be a placeholder, but is also a legitimately plausible release date coming full circle.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:50 pm
by NPChilla

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:45 pm
by Exaskryz

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:21 pm
by tux_peng
I preorderedan extra PS4 copy from Amazon US, it says April 4

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:03 am
by congressy
It could be a nintendo switch launch title. switch releases in march.

Re: Amazon Germany lists March 14th release date

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:37 pm
by NPChilla