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Yoku's Island Express

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Team 17
Developer: Villa Gorilla
Release Date: May 29, 2018

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'Yoku's Island Express' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2018 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT

Yoku's Island Express is an open world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure, seamlessly blending platform navigation with pinball mechanics across a large open world.

Meet our hero Yoku the Dung Beetle who has arrived on Mokumana Island to relieve the resident pterodactyl postmaster of his duties. He’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise!

However, he’ll quickly discover that an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep, and a host of colourful, quirky islanders are plagued by quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares. It’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics and open world exploration, in an amazing quest to help those in need!

Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office, discover the mystery of the Fruit Altar, and wake an old god from its deep slumber.

Developer Villa Gorilla and Team17 have released a new developer diary which explores the creation and the unique mechanics of Yoku’s Island Express.

Yoku’s Island Express is rolling on to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC on May 29, 2018 for £15.99 / 19,99 € / $19.99.

Key Features

  • Genre combining open world pinballing
  • Unique beautifully handpainted artwork
  • An island filled with unique creatures, both big and small
  • Action-packed nonlinear gameplay that awards exploration

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