Yooka Laylee Birthday

Can you believe it? Playtonic's unlikely duo Yooka-Laylee is now three years old! The original game of the same name was first released on the 11th of April 2017 after a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. And although it never saw the light of day on Nintendo's Wii U, it did eventually show up on the Switch.

To celebrate this special milestone, the game's publisher Team17 has released the following tweet, asking fans to share their favourite moments so far with these characters.

In this short time frame, Yooka-Laylee has made a cameo in the fighting game Brawlout and appeared in the side-scrolling sequel, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. If you haven't tried out the second game yet, now is the perfect time. It's currently on sale on the Switch eShop for just $20.09 / £16.74.

Earlier this week, Playtonic also rolled out a new update for the Impossible Lair, making it a little bit easier. A second update will follow this on 14th April, and adds in an 8-bit soundtrack.

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On behalf of everyone here at Nintendo Life, happy birthday Yooka-Laylee. Share your own favourite memories of these characters and their games in the comments below.