Update (23rd July, 3:20pm): Developer PlaytonicGames has uploaded a new version of the trailer to truly show off its 60fps gameplay. That's right, the new Yooka-Laylee title will run at 60fps on Switch. We've swapped out the old trailer and inserted the new one below.
Original Article: Team17 has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, giving us a good look at a cool new feature which adds a whole new way to play the game's levels.
If you need a quick catch up, the game has players setting off on a journey to rescue members of Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion from Capital B. You'll explore a 3D overworld which lets you jump into 20 different 2.5D levels, each of which contains a member of the Royal Beettalion to rescue.
As you can see in the new trailer, though, these 20 levels can actually be entirely transformed. The titular Yooka and Laylee will discover new secrets and puzzles along their journey which will open up new, alternate versions of the levels already found within the game. This might involve flooding chapters with water or flipping them upside down, changing how the level itself plays, and (kind of) takes the total number of playable levels to 40.
We recently paid the lovely folks over at developer Playtonic Games a visit, chatting about the company's ambition to be more than simply 'ex-Rare' developers and finding out more about the new game's music.
The game launches in Q4 2019. Are you excited for this one?