Playtonic Games teased a released time frame for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair in a trailer the studio released on Twitter today. The Twitter post says “Good things are coming in October…” and while that isn’t an exact release date for the game, it at least lets us know what month we can expect to play the upcoming sequel.
For those of you who don’t know, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a sequel to Yooka-Laylee which itself is viewed as a spiritual sequel to Banjo-Kazooie. Playtonic Games, who is the studio behind Yooka-Laylee is made up of for Rare developers who worked on games such as Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, and Viva Pinata. The composers for the Yooka-Laylee are David Wise and Grant Kirkhope who are known for their composing work in the Donkey Kong Country series and Banjo-Kazooie series respectively.
While Yooka-Laylee does have some serious talent behind it, the first game never quite lived up to what Banjo-Kazooie was, however Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is looking to surpass the original by having both 2D platforming levels and a 3D overworld. Will it accomplish its goal? We’ll find out come October when it releases for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.