Yooka-Laylee trailer shows off Impossible Lair’s alternate level states
There are two versions of each of the game’s levels
A new Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair trailer has been released, showing off several of the alternate level states featured in the upcoming “platforming adventure hybrid”.
The game features 40 levels in total, including alternate versions, with secrets and puzzles found throughout the title “dynamically” transforming the landscape.
“Spark some change by hooking up electricity, flood chapters with running water or literally flip them upside down for radically altered challenges
two versions of each of the game’s levels,” says developer Playtonic Games.
As part of a recent feature on the game’s soundtrack, Playtonic said it has created unique pieces of music for each new landscape.
“Originally, we were thinking that the level ‘State Change’ would be just a new way to play that level. And as the game went on, we realised that’s not good enough,” said Dan Murdoch, who works on the studio’s audio team.
“It’s going to effectively be an entirely different new level, where there might be a different time of day, or might be an entire course which is completely different, depending on the level.
“The interesting link is that you’re in the same place, but you’re not doing the same things,” he continued. “You’re not on the same path necessarily, and you’re not doing the same gameplay. The atmosphere may be completely different. So, of course, we needed a new tune.”
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is set to be published by Team17 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2019.