Yesterday brought with it the fantastic news that Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is headed to Nintendo Switch on 8th October, meaning we only have just over a month to wait. Taking a deeper dive into the game's eShop page reveals some new facts, however.

The game will include more than 60 'Tonics', a feature returning from the original release which modifies your game. Some of these Tonics include infinite rolling, harder enemies, and super speed, as well as ones which can unlock new environmental and visual effects, and you can get a taste for how they work in the new trailer above.

They won't all be available to unlock in-game, though. Four of them - the Large Head Tonic, Glow Worm Tonic, D.I.S.C.O. Tonic and Yooka 64 - are set to be exclusively available to those who pre-order the game as part of a ‘Trowzer’s Top Tonic Pack’, and then as a separate purchase at a later date. Sadly, customers who opt for a physical copy of the game aren't guaranteed to receive the pre-order bonus - developer Playtonic says you'll need to check with your specific retailer - but digital buyers will be fine.

The Yooka 64 Tonic may well remind you of the original game's 64-Bit Tonic, which was one of the selling points for the game way back when it was still a Kickstarter project. Retro fans will no doubt want access to this N64-inspired mod, but it seems like a digital pre-order might be the only way to ensure you definitely get your hands on it without paying any extra.


Are you picking up the new Yooka-Laylee next month? Are you willing to pre-order your copy to secure these extra goodies? Let us know in the comments below.