Yooka-Laylee return to tackle The Impossible Lair today!

This is a Press Release by, Team17


Playtonic Games’ buddy duo head to The Royal Stingdom to face Capital B’s despicable and seemingly impenetrable HQ.


Tuesday, 8th October 2019 – Team17 and independent developer Playtonic Games have today proudly launched Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Available now digitally on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and physically on consoles. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair follows the duo as they once again unite to overcome the dastardly Capital B, who has captured Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion and built a seemingly impervious fortress, ‘The Impossible Lair’!

Set across 20 exciting levels within an expansive 3D Overworld, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair takes players on a journey to free the Royal Stingdom from Capital B and overcome his most devious challenge so far. As the duo explore the Overworld, Yooka and Laylee will uncover new secrets and puzzles that – when triggered – dynamically transform the environment into brand-new experiences and double the number of 2D levels in the game. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair runs at a silky-smooth 60fps across all platforms and also sees the return of Tonics, game-modifying potions that give players the ability to customise their adventure using new visual effects, character skins, more challenging enemies, speeding up and slowing down time, and more!

Gavin Price, Managing Director & Creative Lead, Playtonic Games, said:
“Bringing Yooka and Laylee back was a no-brainer! Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair delivers an exciting experience for fans of classic 2.5D platformers, regardless of their platform of choice. We’re really looking forward to seeing what players and our passionate community make of the duo’s second outing!”

Max Everingham, Head of Publishing, Team17, said:
“We were really excited to see what Playtonic Games came up with after the original Yooka-Laylee, and throughout development Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair has continually shown that the studio knows how to deliver excellent and innovative platform experiences. The implementation of 60fps gameplay across all platforms is a phenomenal achievement, and the ability to tackle the challenging Impossible Lair level itself right from the start of the game really throws down the gauntlet to even the most experienced gamer!”

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is available digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC for £24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99. Physical editions are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ at selected retailers globally.

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About Playtonic Games:

Founded in 2014, Playtonic Games is an independent developer based in Burton upon Trent, UK. Between them, the Playtonic team has over 100 years of combined experience working on legendary gaming franchises and they released the much-anticipated 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee in 2017.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Developed by Playtonic Games. © 2019.  Published by Team17. Team17 is a trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited.

About Team17 Digital Ltd:

Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading international video games label and creative partner for independent developers. The portfolio comprises over 100 games, including The Escapists, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, the Worms franchise and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info.