Yoshi’s Getting an Epic Yarn Makeover

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Another exciting Wii U game announcement from this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation was the reveal of a new Yoshi game, the first console game to star Mario’s loveable dinosaur sidekick as the main playable character since Yoshi’s Story graced the N64 15 years ago.

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Currently, the new game is carrying the working title of Yoshi Wii U, so obviously Nintendo isn’t going crazy with specifics just yet. What has been revealed, though, is that the game is being made by the team behind Kirby’s Epic Yarn, under the supervision of Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story director Takashi Tezuka, and will similarly take place in a “fanciful world of yarn and textiles.”

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As you can see from the first screenshots on this page, Yoshi’s Wii U adventure is a traditional side-scrolling platformer romp within a 3D landscape, sorta like LittleBigPlanet, with twine-textured graphics straight out of Kirby’s Epic Yarn.

Knit Yoshi sure looks cute, don’t you agree?

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