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11/15/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

UK, 15th November 2018 – After releasing their charming open-world pinball adventure Yoku’s Island Express earlier this year Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games and Swedish independent developer Villa Gorilla noticed something… Jesse Harlin’s spirited soundtrack for the game had captured a lot of hearts and had many singing and dancing along to the catchy tunes.

Now you too can sing-along to the theme tune, Yoku Taidua, with this fun video: https://youtu.be/nXoFrujc1dc.

Yoku’s Island Express is available to try for free with a demo available to download on all platforms. The full game is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC for just £15.99 / 19,99 € / $19.99. A boxed edition is also available for all console platforms, please check local retailers for pricing and availability.

Yoku's Island Express is currently shortlisted for Best Debut Indie Game in The Game Awards.

About the game:

Yoku has arrived on Mokumana and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise! 

However, an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep - and it’s all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration, in an amazing adventure to help those in need! 

Key Features: 

  • OPEN-WORLD PINBALL ADVENTURE: Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office and wake an old god from its deep slumber 
  • WELCOME TO MOKUMANA ISLAND: Seamlessly explore multiple regions of the island, including tropical beaches, lush jungles, snowy mountains, mysterious caves, and steamy hot springs! 
  • UNLOCK AMAZING NEW ABILITIES: Help the friendly locals and earn a range of fantastic new power-ups!  
  • CAPTIVATING STORY: Meet a cast of unforgettable characters across multiple storylines - whilst uncovering the islands deepest secrets. And maybe rebuild the post office too! 
  • EPIC BOSS BATTLES: Get ready to take on giant bosses using Yoku's trusty ball to 'deliver' the final blow 
  • BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK: Feast your eyes on the breath-taking hand-painted artwork created by games industry veteran artists 

To keep up to date with all the information on Yoku’s Island Express please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join us on Discord.

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For more information please contact:

Bethany Aston – PR & Events Manager – Team17

[email protected] // +447508014428

About Team17 Group plc

Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading international video games label and creative partner for independent developers. The portfolio comprises over 90 games, including The Escapists, Genesis: Alpha OneOvercookedYoku’s Island ExpressYooka-Laylee, the Worms franchise and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

About Villa Gorilla 

Villa Gorilla is located in Stockholm, Sweden and was founded in 2013 by industry veterans Jens Andersson and Mattias Snygg. Our goal is to create small and unique games with a focus on innovative game design and beautiful execution. 

Yoku's Island Express. Developed by Villa Gorilla. © 2018. Yoku's Island Express and Villa Gorilla are trademarks or registered trademarks of Villa Gorilla. Published by Team17. © 2018. Team17 is a registered trademark of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners. 

  

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