Yoshi's Crafted World opens up March release date

Nintendo has whipped up a release date for Yoshi's Crafted World, as well as a date for Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn on Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo has a tough act to follow in 2019. Coming off a year that wrapped up with Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there may be some questions surrounding what the publisher will have lined up for this year. Fortunately for those fans, Nintendo has come forward on Tuesday and announced two major release dates, including one for Yoshi's next big console adventure.

Yoshi's Crafted World was first teased back at E3 2017, with Nintendo aiming for a Spring 2019 release. It will indeed make this window, with the game receiving an official March 29 release date. Crafted World is a follow-up of sorts to 2015's Yoshi's Woolly World, with that game's art style being left mostly intact. Yoshi will journey through stages constructed out of everyday items, like boxes and construction paper. In addition to playing levels in a traditional linear style, players will also be challenged to run through the stages backwards, offering the same stage from a different perspective with different challenges.

Nintendo showed off more of the Crafted World concept back during a Nintendo Treehouse stream back in November. This video look showed off both single-player and co-op play. Familiar Yoshi's Island elements will be all over the place, as will Yoshi's adorable sidekick Poochy.

Yoshi isn't the only Nintendo first-party game getting a release date. Kirby is revisiting his Epic Yarn adventure with Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. This is being touted as an enhanced version of the Nintendo Wii original. Kirby will come into the game with new Ravel Abilities, which offer different power-ups like a giant yarn ball that can barrel over any enemies in Kirby's path. The game will also contain mini-games that center around Kirby's supporting cast. Those who found Epic Yarn to be too easy will be happy to see that Extra Epic Yarn will feature a new Devilish mode to amp up the difficulty.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn will release on March 8 on Nintendo 3DS. Amiibo from the Kirby series will be fully compatible with this release and offer up various bonuses.

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    January 8, 2019 7:25 PM

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      January 8, 2019 7:32 PM

      Yay! My son and I are going to love this.

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      January 8, 2019 8:02 PM

      I'm gonna play this with my abusive dad atom519

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        January 8, 2019 8:21 PM

        Look what you made me do to you! This is your own fault. You're a bad son.

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      January 9, 2019 9:55 AM

      Are these games palatable for adults? That art style is amazing and it looks like it would be great to play through. I remember playing a similarly styled game on the Wii U (a Kirby game where everything looked like it was modeled in clay), but since you had to almost exclusively use the tablet to play, you really couldn't enjoy the big screen graphics, especially with all the stylus swiping.

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        January 9, 2019 10:00 AM

        From the video I'd say so. They are using controllers normally, looks like a fun platformer.

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        January 9, 2019 10:04 AM

        Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Wooly World are two of my favorite Wii U games.

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          January 9, 2019 10:19 AM

          If you want to 100% them there's some challenge in there but if you just want to get to the end they're generally pretty easy so kids can get through them. In general both of these series are designed with a "my first video game" kind of mindset. Fortunately they've enabled optional help features in more recent Yoshi games so that there's still some challenge on the regular levels but for the young'ns there's often a way to circumvent it and continue.

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        January 9, 2019 5:34 PM

        I loved Kirby’s Epic Yarn on the Wii. It wasn’t the type of platformer where you’re sweating bullets on every jump. It was the type of platformer where doing jumps and stuff always rewards you with cute and beautiful imagery and effects. Just cozy, relaxing fun.

        If you want something that’s more half and half on the prettiness vs. the mental & physical challenge, I’d say Planet Alpha was the best I’ve come across in a while, but these Nintendo yarn and paper games are pure comfort.

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          January 9, 2019 6:29 PM

          Thanks, that’s pretty much how I’ll approach this then—a scrolling piece of cartoon art I can relax and appreciate.