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Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Brings 2D Platforming To The Switch

Playtonic Games is busy crafting Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a new 2D action/platforming game that looks like something ripped out of a Donkey Kong Country game. There are 3D overhead worlds as well that will have you solving puzzles to proceed.

The game is scheduled to release this year and will be available via the eShop, with a physical edition in the works as well. Both David Wise of Donkey Kong Country fame and Grant Kirkhope of Banjo-Kazooie fame have returned to do the soundtrack alongside some in-house composers. This one could be something special! Check out the premiere trailer below!




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.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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