NEW GAME: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re finally ready to reveal our next project: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair!

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a 2D Platforming Adventure Hybrid. Master Yooka and Laylee’s medley of moves and traverse through charming and challenging 2D levels packed to the brim with collectibles, vibrant environments, and a bumbling batch of baddies to battle. Then, pull up your adventuring boots and explore a sprawling 3D overworld that boasts a wealth of puzzles, game-changing secrets, special challenges and a cast of colourful characters to chat to. You’ll meet some familiar faces, and some new ones, as you help Queen Phoebee restore order to the Royal Stingdom.

What is the Impossible Lair? You’re going to have to wait until E3 to learn a little more about that and a bunch of other stuff, as PR are watching us type this – and we fancy staying in their good books.

Have a watch of our announcement trailer:

 

Got questions? We’ve put together a handy FAQ which might have you covered:

 

FAQ

What platforms can I buy Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on?

We really want as many people as possible to be able to play, so we’ll be launching Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC

Will the game have a physical Switch edition?

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be launching digitally across Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC and we’ll also be launching a boxed version on consoles. More details to follow!

Will the physical Switch edition be available at retailers?

Yes, please keep posted and check with your local retailers for availability towards launch.

Will it be released on all platforms at the same time?

It will indeed! We’re excited to bring Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair to consoles and PC simultaneously at launch.

Is this a sequel to Yooka-Laylee?

No, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair isn’t a direct sequel. We’ve got lots planned for the future of the Yooka-Laylee universe, but we want to approach each with a fresh take, as each game is an opportunity for us to add new mechanics and gameplay that isn’t necessarily limited to what’s happened before.

When will the game be released?

Later this year, probably sooner than you’d expect! You can keep up to date with any announcements via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Will the game be at E3?

Let’s just say, more information will follow during E3 week, so stay tuned to learn more about Yooka and Laylee’s new adventure in a cool way.

Who is doing the soundtrack?

We’re thrilled to have both David and Grant back on board for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. They’ve both contributed to the game and have also been helping to train up our own in-house composers Dan Murdoch and Matt Griffin too. This soundtrack is going to be special!