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Retailers have added in listings for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, the next platformer from Playtonic. These pages also have the boxart included, which we’ve attached above.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is up for pre-order on Amazon here. GameStop also has the title available here.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair was shown off with first gameplay during Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2019. We have the full recording below.

Playtonic closed out the week by announcing Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. This time around, the team has created a 2D platforming adventure hybrid.

Following the announcement, Playtonic posted an FAQ on its website covering a bit more of the game. First, the studio says it “isn’t a direct sequel.” And while Playtonic has “lots planned for the future of the Yooka-Laylee universe,” the company wants to make the different games “with a fresh take”.

Here’s the full FAQ:

Playtonic appears to be gearing up for the imminent reveal of a new game. The studio, which released Yooka-Laylee as its first game, says it will have news to share tomorrow.

The company put out the following on its Twitter account:


Yesterday, the Yooka-Laylee’s 64-Bit Tonic Mode finally went live on Switch. Have a look at some footage in the video below.

It might be April Fools’ Day, but there is at least one announcement we know is real. Playtonic has long talked about and teased the 64-Bit Tonic update for Yooka-Laylee, and it’s finally live. The patch adds an optional way of playing through the 3D platformer with a retro style.

Here’s a trailer for the 64-Bit Tonic:

Yooka-Laylee is available physically and digitally on Switch.

Playtonic posted a Q&A on its website that attempts to answer some of the questions fans have about the upcoming 64-Bit Tonic in Yooka-Laylee. Technical director Jens Restermeier spoke about what was used as a reference material/inspiration, why there won’t be an option to turn the CRT filter on and off, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Playtonic posted a video today that provides a first look at the new 64-Bit Tonic in Yooka-Laylee. Get a look at it below.

The 64-Bit Tonic is still without a release date, but Playtonic is getting closer to finishing it up. We’ll let you know when it’s live on Switch.

Yooka-Laylee currently exists only as a game. However, Dreamprism Press is looking to expand the IP into a new area.

Having received developer Playtonic’s blessing, Dreamprism intends to open a Kickstarter tomorrow for a Yooka-Laylee spin-off comic. It’s been written and illustrated by D.M. Cumbo, a former artist at Insomniac Games. According to IGN, the comic takes place after the game and involves Yooka and Laylee entering a new tome world in a race against Dr. Quack to grab an artifact rumored to grant invincibility.

The project will be realized if the Kickstarter campaign reaches $40,000 in funding. It’ll run until November 16, with rewards to ship in June 2019. Fans can purchase a digital edition for $15, a hand-sewn hardcover at $30, a Kickstarter-exclusive edition at $50, and the limited Grand Tome Collector’s Edition at $75.


Limited Run Games is now taking pre-orders for the physical version of Yooka-Laylee. Fans can purchase a standard copy or a special collector’s edition.

The collector’s edition includes: