Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair popped up unexpectedly a couple weeks ago, and we were able to get some hands-on time with it at E3 last week. It takes the lizard-and-bat duo from 2017’s crowdfunded 3D platformer and flattens the action down to two dimensions. From the basic premise, I’m predicting it’ll be big at AGDQ after it releases this year.
See, the Impossible Lair mentioned in the title is a challenge issued by Capital B, daring Yooka and Laylee to try to complete it. As such, it is available right from the start, and in theory, somebody could go straight to it and beat the game without touching any of the other levels. It would require a standard of perfection you only see out of the highest-level players who practice a game for months or years, striving to be the world’s best.
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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is going to be a darling in the speedrunning community