This morning, Team 17 officially announced that Yoku’s Island Express will finally be released! The awesome pinball-esq adventure game will be coming to PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on May 29th. We had a lot of fun playing with this game back at PAX East a couple weeks ago as you get to shoot yourself around an island that’s been designed to work like a giant organic pinball machine with the hopes of delivering the mail on time. As part of the announcement, the company released the video below along with an official description of the game. Please enjoy as we look forward to playing it again in May!
Yoku the dung beetle has arrived on Mokumana Island to take over the role of postmaster 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! 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 slumber.