Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair official artwork and logo

[Update #2]: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair now has a free demo available on PC.

[Update]: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair has now been pinned for an October 8th release date!

While Yooka-Laylee unfortunately didn't manage to reach the same levels of excellence as Banjo-Kazooie, it was still a pretty fun game and one that only got better with each subsequent update. With that in mind, I am very glad to say that the team behind it is now once again making a Yooka-Laylee platformer, though with a bit of a twist!

Instead of Yooka-Laylee 2, Playtonic has now announced a seemingly Donkey Kong inspired 2D platformer called Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair! Here's a brief trailer showcasing just what it's all about:

More details will be revealed during E3 2019, but as of right now I can tell you that Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will have 2D levels and a 3D overworld, plenty of collectibles and secrets to hunt down, a variety of colorful environments to explore, and naturally, a whole bunch of bumbling enemies to smack around. Perhaps most importantly, as far as the ambiance is concerned anyway, David Wise and Grant Kirkhope will be helping out with the soundtrack! 

When it comes to the release date, nothing has been officially announced just yet, but according to the brief FAQ it'll be "sooner than you’d expect". As for the launch platforms, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will be coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation and the Nintendo Switch. 

You can learn a little bit more about Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, as well as follow any further announcements, over at the Playtonic website.