Publisher Team 17 announce a release date and pre-order details for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
Playtonic’s latest homage to the games of yesteryear, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, has been confirmed for release on October 8, 2019.
Whereas the first Yooka-Laylee title evoked the early days of 3D platforming – specifically Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie series – The Impossible Lair takes its inspiration from same studio’s Donkey Kong Country franchise.
Speaking about the game, Playtonic managing director, Gavin Price, says:
“We’re excited to announce we are just a few weeks away from sending Yooka and Laylee off onto their next adventure against Capital B. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair takes the 2D platforming genre, mixes it up with a 3D world to explore and injects it with the unique humour that Playtonic is known for. Bringing Tonics back in all new flavours (they’re now combinable!) will give the community millions of ways to play the game and we can’t wait to see the results online!”
You can take a look at how Yooka and Laylee’s next adventure is shaping up in a brand new release date trailer.
Pre-orders for the game are available from today and give owners access to the Trowzer’s Top Tonic Pack, which contains the following four cosmetics:
- Largee Head tonic: gives Laylee a comically oversized head
- Glow Worm tonic: Yooka and Laylee glow like glow worms
- D.I.S.C.O. tonic: Turn every level into a platforming party
- Yooka 64: a Nintendo 64-style retro look
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and priced at £24.99/$29.99/€29.99. Physical editions will also be available at selected retailers.
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