Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Yooka-Laylee launches April 11th, Wii U version cancelled, most likely coming to Switch

The Wii-U has been the lead platform since Banjo-Kazooie was a Nintendo franchise and a very large number of backers will be Wii-U owners. But the Wii-U is completely hacked and all games can easily be pirated without any modification, so from a business standpoint this is a right decision.



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etking said:

But the Wii-U is completely hacked and all games can easily be pirated without any modification, so from a business standpoint this is a right decision.

While that is true I don't think that's the reasoning behind the cancellation. If it were the case then the game wouldn't be coming to PC either.



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

They looked so damn interested on making a WiiU version, in fact WiiU was the first console they named at the beginning and they expressed time and time again how much they wanted it to put the game on the system and now this? You really can't trust this companies at all, even the best ones, I love the team but i can't help but feel very disappointed by them.

Oh well, I'll get it on PC then, but I have some mixed feelings about giving them my money after this, not gonna lie.



Sad, so now the WiiU had Zelda and Bloodstained, and that's it. Poor WiiU, doesn't deserve this ending...



Fededx said:
Sad, so now the WiiU had Zelda and Bloodstained, and that's it. Poor WiiU, doesn't deserve this ending...

I'd be kind of surprise if Bloodstained came to WiiU still... considering it's not releasing for over a year.



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

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"We feel the Wii U is no longer a thriving platform, and are therefore moving development to the more promising Switch." I mean, would that be any less insulting than what they came up with?



MegaDrive08 said:
What a joke, it would of sold better on the U than the other platforms, this type of game belongs on a Nintendo platform, it will be on the Switch but i wont be buying one.

Its not 2013/14 anymore, even Nintendo's exclusive are doing poorly on Wii U. The systems core audience has adopted other platforms and if they haven't already they will do in 2017 unless they intend to quit mordern gaming.

The team will not loose out on many sales by cancelling the U version, those who want the game will simply buy it on another system whether it be the Switch, PS4, PC or Xbox One. Additionally the WIi U version would certainly be the most costly, time consuming port and the Switch version of the game is the real goldmine in 2017, the sooner they can get it out on the platform the better.



I mean, it's a clear buisness move, it can't be helped, the WiiU is dead, the earlier the games get cancelled for Wii U, the better for the devs/Switch



Wasn't expecting the £35 price tag but anyway I'm glad I backed it at £15 kinda feels like I'm getting it almost for free :D



bunchanumbers said:
Frustrating. It really shakes my faith in kickstarter and the indie scene in general. What made indies so important is that they weren't supposed to do crap like this. It was supposed to be my last Wii U game before I retired from Nintendo.

Retire? Are you getting other platform? What is it?