The upcoming Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will feature levels with two different forms. Each stage in the game will have a second layout that can be unlocked under certain circumstances.
One method shown off in the new trailer was submerging the entry point to the Gasping Glade in water, causing the whole level to turn into a sort of overgrown rainforest. Under normal circumstances, Gasping Glade is much more arid-looking.
It’s certainly an intriguing concept, and it looks like it’ll add plenty of variety to the game’s stages. Each level has an alternate form, and unlocking them tends to involve solving a puzzle in the main hub world.
The stages themselves aren’t the only thing that will change in The Impossible Lair. While the original Yooka-Laylee was a 3D platformer, the developers have opted for a 2.5D approach to the sequel. The hub world, however, will still be a fully 3D area.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is due out later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo
Switch, and PC.