​'Yoshi's Crafted World' And 'Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn' To Release In March

Nintendo Switch-exclusive Yoshi's Crafted World, unveiled during E3 2017, has been slated for release on 29 March.

This date, and a new trailer, was revealed earlier this week by the veteran Japanese developer, who also explained how Yoshi's next adventure will be first Switch game starring the little green dragon.

Which is crazy, considering Nintendo's flagship console has been in circulation for almost a year now, and Yoshi is one of the company's most recognised mascots, making a debut appearance in Super Mario World, back in 1990.

Yoshi and pals will be venturing down an unfamiliar, colourful path in Crafted World, though, a game set in a cardboard-crafted universe, where every day household items, from paper cups to buttons, litter its landscape.

Players are tasked on a puzzle-solving, treasure-finding journey, but maps can be flipped - paper has two sides, you know. This brings a whole new perspective to every area, constantly changing the dynamics of the game. Sometimes you may even have to play it backwards. ihsoY (I struggled way too hard on that).

And yes, Yoshi still eats enemies and crap them out as eggs. But it wouldn't be half as fun if you couldn't do it with a buddy - and you can, via two-player co-op; double the poop, double the fun.

Yoshi isn't the only classic Nintendo character making a return; the one and only pink puffball, Kirby, is preparing for a smaller tale, in 3DS title Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn.

This bite-sized game, which an enhanced version of the Wii's Kirby's Epic Yarn, is coming a little earlier, on 8 March. And, even though it's basically a port, it boasts a few extra features, including: "Ravel Abilities that power up Kirby in fun ways, new mini-games featuring familiar faces King Dedede and Meta Knight, new furniture to personalise and decorate Kirby's Pad, and a new Devilish mode that adds an extra layer of challenge to each stage."

And, similar to how Yoshi went all paper on us, Kirby is apparently rather fond of knitting. He's transported into a world made of nothing but cloth and yarn, which is useful when "unravelling enemies, [or to] unzip secret passageways, and transform into powerful vehicles." Skip to around 1:25 to see Kirby's new trailer.

What do you think about this news? Which game are you looking forward to most? Make sure you let us know.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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