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Believe it or not (and I personally cannot — TIME IS FAKE), it’s been five years since the release of Yooka-Laylee in 2017. To celebrate and mark the occasion, developer Playtonic has released a celebratory video shouting out the game’s fan community — artists, musicians, and speedrunners — and announcing goodies throughout the day.



First up is celebration art drawn by Steve Mayles himself:



And also a brand-new sweepstakes to win a Switch + Yooka-Laylee bundle, with runners-up just receiving the Yooka-Laylee bundle (which contains an anniversary pin, Steam code for Yooka-Laylee, and Switch code for the Impossible Lair):



The devs are also celebrating amongst themselves with some good, old-fashioned sheet cake. Even if not everybody is cutting it “correctly”:



There’s still a slim chance of even more being announced before the day is over, so we’ll be sure to update with any new and pertinent info if it comes out. Who knows, we may just see what the dev team has been up to for the past couple years.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.