Among the pile of upcoming Nintendo releases that the company announced at the Nintendo Direct event today is Yoshi’s New Island, which expands on the amazing SNES title, Yoshi’s Island. Yoshi’s New Island retains the same cartoony graphics of it’s SNES predecessor, and includes similar gameplay elements, staying true to it’s 2-D platforming form, complete with baby Mario riding on the back of a Yoshi who is trying to get him to safety. The game looks like a blast, and will make gamers of all ages happy. The title will be making its way to the 3DS this holiday season.
- Yoshi’s New Island keeps the series’ fun game-play mechanics such as Yoshi’s Flutter Jump, Ground Pound and Egg Throw while also offering new abilities. For example, use the giant-sized Mega Eggs to mow down obstacles, destroy pipes and blocks, and reveal hidden doors.
- Using the Nintendo 3DS system’s gyro sensor functionality and the new binocular ability, players can move the system around to uncover hidden areas as well as better aim Mega Egg throws.
- Throughout the game, different worlds feature a variety of art styles, including oil, watercolor and crayon.
Check out the trailer below!