Yesterday, we reported on the news that the upcoming Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will employ over 60 'tonics' to change the way the game looks and plays. Tonics were a part of the original Yooka-Laylee, too, and it's great to see them return in this new title.
Today, we can exclusively reveal another of those 62 tonics. Playtonic has kindly shared some screens with us that showcase the 'Googly Eye' tonic, which – as you might have guessed – makes all of the enemy's eyes massive.
Of course, long-standing Rare fans will know that the company is (in)famous for its googly eyes, so it's nice to see that proud heritage referenced here. In the original Yooka-Laylee, Googly Eyes was an enemy that could attach itself to in-game objects and bring them to life. It would seem that in the new game, they've gained the ability to possess other enemies. However, the Googly Eyes aren't just a cosmetic change in Impossible Lair – they also give each enemy an additional hit.
"We just wanted to give people ways to not only have fun but be a bit weird, too," says Playtonic Engagement Director Daley Johnson. "We've got a bit of a reputation for putting googly eyes on everything, so we wanted to empower our players with the ability to do the same."
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair hits Switch on October 8th.