Building on the original, the new trailer for Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair showcases the fresh style of the sequel.
The original Yooka-Laylee was pretty much a spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie. It was also a 3D action title. One of those things is changing though, for the upcoming sequel.
That is to say that Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be a split title terms of gameplay. It’ll feature a 3D overmap, with 2.5D(-ish) gameplay when in-levels. So this one is much more of an old school action/platformer than the original game.
That’s not to say that it’s a simple title though. There’s a lot that Team 17 is building into Impossible Lair, and that includes the ability to alter levels completely. That might not make sense when you see it written, but have a look at the trailer below and you’ll see what I mean.
Have a peek:
In Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, players must rescue members of Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion from Capital B in a quest to take on his most dastardly challenge yet – the Impossible Lair. Players will explore a charming 3D overworld to uncover 20 different 2.5D levels, each with a member of the Royal Beettalion to rescue.Team 17 press release
However, there’s more! As the colourful duo traverse through the overworld, Yooka and Laylee will discover new secrets and puzzles which can dynamically transform each level, increasing the total number of levels to 40! Spark some change by hooking up electricity, flood chapters with running water or literally flip them upside down for radically altered challenges.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair hits the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. Both physical and digital editions will be available.