I feel like May/June had lots of big, exciting news... the entire game was grandly re-unveiled, new cast of characters and all.
The rest of the summer brought the toy box, and a nice trailer showing the hub world.
Since then news has become comparitively sparse and they mostly keep re-showing variations on the same stuff. And it almost gives one the impression of having seen everything ... of course the reality is they're being intentional about not spoiling.
Even the soundtrack CD wasn't quite as exciting as the first time I heard Kartos Challenge. They seem to be saving a lot of the tracks for the final game.
This isn't quite like the build up to, say, Smash Wii U where all the small, sometimes cryptic regular updates kept us wondering right up to release. ... of course what is?
Oh, and fact is that the unfortunate Wii U cancellation has certainly cast a gloomy shadow over discussions across the board (playtonic forums, dkvine, and social media). As an example, when the game went gold yesterday that was hardly the primary topic of discussion here! Questions centered more around "how will I play the game" rather than excitement over the impending release.
Overall, the cancellation/Switch has certainly become a prominent topic, with fan reactions varying from acceptance and understanding to understandable outrage.
I mean, the majority response has been one of understanding but this was pleasant for no one, Playtonic included.
Even with the more imminent Breath of the Wild and that incredible looking Mario title. Yooka-Laylee is easily my absolute most wanted game.