Two new games have been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch recently: Tequila Works’ Rime and Playtonic Games’ Yooka-Laylee.
Rime, formerly a PlayStation-exclusive title, is officially coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch. The game was spotted by AllGamesDelta on the Brazilian Ratings Board for the listed consoles. This news comes after Sony returned the property rights to indie developer Tequila Works, who seems to have made the decision.
A cel-shaded adventure and puzzle game, Rime stars a boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. Players must use their wits to solve various challenges across ruins of a lost civilization.
Rime is set for release in 2017. Check out the PS4 trailer for the open-world game below.
The other game now coming to the Switch is Yooka-Laylee, which was formerly in development for the Wii U. The Playtonic team said they “encountered unforeseen technical issues” that necessitated the platform change. It is launching on April 11th, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux. Playtonic promised they’d have more details on the Switch version in early 2017.
Kickstarter backers of Yooka-Laylee who chose the Wii U version will be able to move their pledge to any other console free-of-charge. Details on how backers can change their version will be announced in January. Until then, you can check out their Wii U FAQ page for more information.
Yooka-Laylee is a colorful open-world platformer and spiritual successor to games like Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. Players guide Yooka and Laylee through puzzles and platforming challenges to unlock new worlds with “oddball characters and hulking bosses.”
Check out the PS4 trailer for the zany platformer below!