Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair coming to PC and consoles on October 8

The second week of October is upon us, bringing with it several Content Drops of highly-anticipated side-scrollers: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Trine 4, and Indivisible. And we’ve got some other exciting games, such as the Zelda-like A Knight’s Quest and the newest game in the GRID series.

For the other games that will be releasing this October 2019, check out the monthly PC game releases listing. As for the rest of the games launching this year and beyond, you can view the full release dates list.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Playtonic Announces Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

  • Release Date: October 8
  • Developer: Playtonic Games
  • Publisher: Team 17
  • Store: Steam

Directly following up the first game, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair sees developer Playtonic Games switching from 3D collect-a-thon to 2D platformer. I actually reviewed this one last week and really enjoyed myself, as the game achieves what it set out to do.

The game’s plot sees Yooka and Laylee going through levels to save members of the Beettallion who have been imprisoned by series nemesis, Capital B. With each bee they save, Yooka-Layle can take a single additional hit in the game’s super-hard final level, the titular Impossible Lair.

It’s worth mentioning that, although the game is inspired by Donkey Kong Country, it’s actually single-player only. So don’t go rushing out to buy this one if you’re looking for co-op. It does, however, feature a 3D overworld packed with secrets to find and puzzles to solve.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Coming Out October 8 On All Platforms Yooka-Laylee

  • Release Date: October 8
  • Developer: Frozenbyte
  • Publisher: Mobius Games
  • Store: Steam

After their foray into 3D with Trine 3, developer Frozenbyte is returning the series to its roots. Trine 4 sees the three heroes from the other games return as they embark on a quest to rescue Prince Sellus from his captors. However, Sellus has some serious nightmares that leak out into the real world and make things much harder on our heroes.

Trine 4 features a completely revamped combat system, plus both online and local multiplayer for teams of three to solve the physics-based puzzles that the series is known for. Trine 4 even has skill trees for character improvement!


Indivisible Header

  • Release Date: October 8
  • Developer: Lab Zero Games
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Store: Steam 

Lab Zero Games is famous for the 2D fighter Skullgirls. With Indivisible, however, they’re massively changing things up with a story-rich, exploration-heavy action RPG. The game tells the story of a young girl named Ajna who can store the people she meets in her head and call them forth to help with fights. Her mission is a dangerous one that’ll be familiar to RPG fans: to save the world from destruction.

Indivisible is unique in the way it combines the typical party structure of a turn-based game with action elements. Each of your controller’s face buttons is assigned to a single character and allows them to pull off multiple attacks and block incoming ones. It also includes a 2.5D world with vibrant, hand-drawn characters and varied places to explore.

Make sure and check out our review for this one as well. This one is also not co-op despite being an action game focused on a team of four. So, once again, if you’re holding out for co-op, you’d better temper your expectations. You’ll be going at it alone in Indivisible.



  • Release Date: October 10
  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Store: Steam 

It’s been a while since the last game in the series, but GRID is back and faster than ever. The game sees you racing at breakneck speeds while carefully cornering and fighting for first place. Do you have what it takes to become a Motorsport champion? This game features the brand new Nemesis System, which has the enemy AI respond in turn if you hit them too much. GRID also has over 400 differently-programmed AI drivers that have their own behaviors.

A Knight’s Quest

Content Drop Weekly Pc Game Releases A Knight's Quest Yooka-Laylee Grid

  • Release Date: October 11
  • Developer: Sky 9 Games
  • Publisher: Curve Digital
  • Store: Epic

Looking to scratch that Zelda itch? A Knight’s Quest aims to do all that and more. You play as a clumsy adventurer named Rusty who messes up so badly that his entire world is at stake! In order to save it, he’ll have to fight his way through hordes of enemies while solving puzzles and platforming. It takes place in an open world and has boss fights against giant foes.

Other content drops this week

The Alliance Alive HD Remaster (October 8) – A turn-based JRPG that sees the Night Crows fight back against daemons that have taken over the world. This remaster of the 3DS game finally comes to PC. See it on Steam.

Dragon Star Varnir (October 9) – Another turn-based JRPG. You play as Zephy, a knight tasked with killing witches who almost dies in battle, only to be saved by two witches. When their goals align, Zephy joins with them to take down an evil empire. See it on Steam.

Deliver Us the Moon (October 10) – Humanity is in trouble! Earth is out of resources, and you play as an astronaut who has gone to the moon in order to save the day. See it on Steam.

Spirit Hunger: NG  (October 10) – The next installment in the Spirit Hunter series tasks you with solving a mystery as you look for your little sister in this dark visual novel. See it on Steam.

Mistover (October 10) – Surprise, surprise, another turn-based RPG. Creatures emerged from a vortex and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, only to vanish mysteriously. Now, some survivors have started a group called Corps to investigate the vortex and fight the creatures. See it on Steam.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (October 11) – A strategy game that casts you as a vampire named Dracul. This one includes card game elements as well. See it on Steam.

Killer Queen Black (October 11) – Two teams of four compete to take out the other’s queen in this 2D eSport game. Are you a bad enough dude to kill the queen? See it on Steam.

Next week’s content drops

That about does it for the second week of October’s content drops. Next week’s PC releases include remasters of the first two Grandia games and a PC release of Travis Strikes Again. You’ll also find Chernobylite and Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.

Note: All PC game release dates are for North America.

Andrew Farrell
Andrew Farrell has an extreme hearing sensitivity called hyperacusis that keeps him away from all loud noises.  Please do not throw rocks at his window.  That is rude.  He loves action and rpg games, whether they be AAA or indie.  He does not like sports games unless the sport is BASEketball. He will not respond to Journey psych-outs.

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