Yooka-News: Impossible Lair Update… and more!

We’ve got a bit of a hefty news dump for you today regarding Yooka-Laylee and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Fetch your reading specs and a cup of tea, and dig into the details of upcoming updates to both games. 

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

We’re making some changes to the Impossible Lair! You know, the Lair itself. We wanted to offer players more options for taking on the Impossible Lair while still maintaining a sense of challenge and achievement. 

Impossible Lair “State Change”

Flip the switch and choose how you tackle the Impossible Lair!


Not So Impossible Lair

Each section now ends with a Checkpoint (Checkmates, technically). Checkpoints save your best “Bee Shield score”, meaning you can choose which sections to start from, practice and improve on! Using these checkpoints is entirely optional.

Impossible Lair

No Bee Shield, no Checkpoints! The “Golden Try” Tonic can now be earned this way – no new save file required.

8-Bit Soundtrack

The brilliant Tater-Tot Tunes has composed an entire 8-Bit Soundtrack covering every 2D level in the game. To access it, simply find it in the pause menu once the update is live. If Chiptune is your thing, you’re in for a real treat! 

Once again, we’ve teamed up with Materia Collective! This time they’re bringing the 8-Bit version of the Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair soundtrack, “Retro Remix”, to a music streaming service/store near you! Pre-Save the album on Spotify or Apple Music and have it ready to go for the 14th!

You can expect this update to hit your platform of choice on Tuesday the 14th of April.


64-Bit Tonic Update

Yooka-Laylee is turning 3 soon, so as a Birthday treat, we’re happy to reveal that the wait for the 64-Bit Tonic on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is almost over. We expect it to be pushed out before April ends. 

We heard your feedback on the initial version of the Tonic, so we’re adding the Yooka 64 model from Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair to the Tonic as free DLC. This means the Steam and Switch versions of Yooka-Laylee will be updated to include it!

Once the update is live, have a chat with Vendi to activate the 64-Bit Tonic and relive the good old days with the downgrade of your dreams!

Owners Discount

From the 9th-19th April, if you own Yooka-Laylee on Switch, you can purchase Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for a whopping 50% off. Wahey!

We’re looking into ways we can accommodate Yooka-Laylee owners who play on other platforms with similar deals. Keep those googly eyes peeled.

You can learn more about Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on this dedicated webpage. Have a look at the reviews as well, they’re ace.

That’s all for now folks, cheers!


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