Developer Playtonic has detailed new updates coming to both Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and the original Yooka-Laylee.
The Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair update will add more options for taking on the Impossible Lair “while still maintaining a sense of challenge and achievement,” as well as an 8-bit soundtrack covering every 2D level in the game. The update will launch on April 14.
The Yooka-Laylee update will add the “64-Bit” Tonic to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One verisons of the game (it is already available in the Switch and PC versions), as well as the Yooka 64 model from Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair to all versions of the game. The update will launch by the end of April.
Get the details below, via Playtonic.
We’re making some changes to the Impossible Lair! You know, the Lair itself. We wanted to offer players more options for taking on the Impossible Lair while still maintaining a sense of challenge and achievement.
■ Impossible Lair “State Change”
Flip the switch and choose how you tackle the Impossible Lair!
Not So Impossible Lair
Each section now ends with a Checkpoint (Checkmates, technically). Checkpoints save your best “Bee Shield score,” meaning you can choose which sections to start from, practice and improve on! Using these checkpoints is entirely optional.
No Bee Shield, no checkpoints! The “Golden Try” Tonic can now be earned this way—no new save file required.
■ 8-Bit Soundtrack
The brilliant Tater-Tot Tunes has composed an entire 8-bit soundtrack covering every 2D level in the game. To access it, simply find it in the pause menu once the update is live. If Chiptune is your thing, you’re in for a real treat!
Once again, we’ve teamed up with Materia Collective! This time they’re bringing the 8-bit version of the Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair soundtrack, “Retro Remix,” to a music streaming service/store near you! Pre-Save the album on Spotify or Apple Music and have it ready to go for April 14.
■ 64-Bit Tonic Update
Yooka-Laylee is turning three soon, so as a birthday treat, we’re happy to reveal that the wait for the “64-Bit” Tonic on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is almost over. We expect it to be pushed out before April ends.
We heard your feedback on the initial version of the Tonic, so we’re adding the Yooka 64 model from Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair to the Tonic as free downloadable content. This means the Steam and Switch versions of Yooka-Laylee will be updated to include it!
Once the update is live, have a chat with Vendi to activate the “64-Bit” Tonic and relive the good old days with the downgrade of your dreams!