I think most of us were a little disappointed when Yooka-Laylee launched back in 2017. We had high hopes of a game to rival Banjo Kazooie. Some of my fellow Enthusiasts even took part in the Kickstarter campaign for the game. While the game wasn’t terrible it had far too many technical issues and bugs. All of this meant there were a number of eyebrows raised when a sequel for the game was announced. Some of our doubts were calmed a little when we found out that the game would primarily be a 2D game with a 3D overworld. However, we were really happy when our fellow enthusiast gave Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair a 9 out of 10 for one of our sister sites.
Well, the game is now out in the world and to celebrate its release Playtronic has released a launch trailer for the game. You can check it out below along with the official description of the game –
Yooka and Laylee return for a platform hybrid adventure
Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform adventure from Playtonic Games! With their arch-nemesis Capital B up to no good, the buddy duo needs to spring into action once again to save the day. To thwart his evil plan of using a “Hivemind” device to enslave an entire kingdom of bees, our heroes need to take the fight to Capital B’s “Impossible” Lair. Things look tough, but with the help of Queen Phoebee and her Royal Beettalion , Yooka and Laylee might just have a chance!
2.5D Platforming! Each level offers beautiful, rich visuals with detail and depth. Yooka, Laylee and a whole host of colourful characters (good and bad) are realised in stunning 2.5D
3D Overworld! The overworld isn’t just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience! Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue the Royal Beettalion bees and find collectibles.
Alternate Level States! Think you’ve got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. Hook up electricity, submerge them in water, freeze or literally flip them upside down for radically altered challenges!
Bee-at the Impossible Lair! Players are free to tackle Capital B’s Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Beettalion. Free them by completing levels and they will add to your defenses when taking on Capital B’s dastardly traps!