Yooka Laylee was a favourite amongst some of the Thumbstix team, so todays news that Playtonic have been working on a sequel has been received with some glee. In 2019 we will be delighted to play Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, which is a cross between 2D and 3D, which the developers have described as a 2D Platforming Adventure Hybrid. In the trailer released (below) this shows that there will be both 2D and 3D levels to play through, which differs from the originals 3D only style.
The official website details more on what the game will deliver.
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.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be arriving to Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch later in 2019.