We have to admit to being a little dubious when we heard that a Yooka-Laylee sequel was in the works. A lot of us in Enthusiast Towers had high hopes for the original game having been brought up on mascot platformers like Banjo-Kazooie. Unfortunately, when it launched, it arrived with numerous technical issues. All of this led us to be very concerned when we heard that Playtonic Games would be releasing a sequel just two years later. Our fears have been calmed quite a bit by the knowledge that this sequel will focus on 2.5D platforming. There is a 3D overworld but the main action takes place in 2.5D levels. Up until now, the game had been slated for release before the end of the year. Well, thanks to the official Twitter account for Playtonic Games, we now know that the game will launch in October –
Good things are coming in October… pic.twitter.com/Qn9JykH2Ws
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) August 15, 2019
Normally, we would be really concerned about an indie game launching in October. However, it’s actually a quiet month compared to usual. It’s a quieter than normal holiday period anyway (probably due to this being the last year of this console generation). The games that are coming out, though, appear to be avoiding October. Control is due out in a couple of weeks and Borderlands 3 is a fortnight after that. Actually in October, there’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on the 4th. It’s then pretty quiet until the 25th which has Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Outer Worlds, and MediEvil. This leaves a lot of free release space in the middle of the month. This definitely gives Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair room to launch. As soon as we get a definitive launch date, you can be sure that we’ll share it with you here at PlayStation Enthusiast.
If you’re unfamiliar with Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair here’s a trailer for the game as well as the official description
Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure! They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Beettalion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair!