Yooka-Laylee, the 3D platformer created in the style of classic Rare adventures, has been delayed to Q1 2017, developer Playtonic Games and publisher Team17 have announced.
The Q1 date is later than the originally targeted October launch, which only last month remained the date the studio was "working towards". The game is currently in development for consoles and PC.
"After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we've made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017," said Playtonic MD Gavin Price.
"While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months' polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who've supported us throughout development.
"We're sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months' wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we've made the right decision for the game and that you'll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year."
Playtonic will be showcasing the game at E3, but you can check out the E3 gameplay trailer below.
A playable demo of Yooka-Laylee will be available to Kickstarter backers who paid £20 or more from July.