Harry and Gary designers from Playtonic Games showed us some gameplay of Yooka-Laylee on Nintendo Treehouse today and we couldn’t BEE more excited! Capital B is up to no good again and has taken over the kingdom of the bees, Royal Stingdom, using a mind-control device called the Hive Mind. Queen Phoebee asks for your help to take him down and save the day. For more information about this game you can check out our earlier article right here. See below for some new information regarding this 2D and 3D platformer.

This time around Capital B has and Impossible Lair, which is named as such because of its extreme level of difficulty. His Lair is filled with swarms of enemies and hazards, and there are no checkpoints. Playtonic says if you are extremely skilled you can just go straight to this Lair and beat the game. We smell a challenge here. The easier way to get inside and defeat Capital B is to free every bee that has been imprisoned at the end of every level in the game. These bees are Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion Guard and will join you in the Lair once freed. Meaning, for every bee you free (total of 48), they will take one hit for you (including falls) to get through to the end.

3D Overworld

Noteworthy Mentions

See below for a few points Playtonic revealed that we find most interesting. Want to view the entire Nintendo Treehouse live-stream of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair yourself? Just click on the video provided.

  • Pagies return but this time they offer you an extra brief challenge to win which will unlock more areas.
  • There are new enemies such as spiders from a forest world.
  • Trowzer, a serpent salesman, has returned with deals players literally can’t refuse.
  • If you take a hit and you do not recover Laylee on time, you have to finish the level without her. Meaning, you will not have Laylee’s abilities, at least until you’ve reached a checkpoint (bell).
  • Quills are used as currency to open locked cages and buy items at shops.

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