If you have been itching to try out Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair but are not quite confident enough to buy it blindly, then Playtonic can ease your fears. The developer just took to Twitter to announce that their heavily acclaimed 2D platformer will have a demo roll out on Steam and consoles in the near future. We do not have any details on how much and what sort of content from the game will be spotlighted, but we do know that the demo comes to Steam this week on January 23 while PS4 and Switch will have it on January 30. Xbox players are unfortunately looking at a big, fat “TBA” instead of a release date.
Good news! A free demo of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is on the way!
Steam: 23rd Jan
PS4/Nintendo Switch: 30th Jan
If you're a try before you buy kinda guy (or gal/pal), this is a great opportunity for you to get stuck in! pic.twitter.com/SVB0tIVdRa
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) January 20, 2020
Perhaps in case people still are not sure about bothering to try the game out–downloads can be a pain, after all–the tweet revealing the demo also has a brief accolades trailer. The video shows that, in the eyes of the critics, at least, Playtonic got things right this time around after the initially divisive Yooka-Laylee. The video even highlights what appears to be the best Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review on the internet (as Reviews Editor at Nintendo Enthusiast, though, I might be a little biased in that assessment). Long story short, you really should give this demo a shot if you’re on the fence about Playtonic’s latest outing. We think that you’ll be happy with what you get.