What’s warm and fuzzy all over, but will keep you glued to the edge of your seat? None other than the Yoshi’s Woolly World game, launching exclusively for Wii U on Oct. 16. In his new adventure, a yarn-ified Yoshi must explore a sewing basket’s worth of beautifully handcrafted stages created out of yarn, buttons and various fabrics to unravel secrets and tie up enemies.
But don’t be fooled by the game’s cuddly appearance: While players will find it intuitive to pick up and play, finding all the game’s many collectibles and conquering its numerous challenges will challenge even veteran players. For the first time in a game starring Yoshi, players who want to share the fun can team up with a friend to take on the adventure together in local multiplayer. The game also offers creative amiibo support for the new Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures and even compatible classic figures from the Super Smash Bros., Splatoon and Super Mario series.
Each stage in Yoshi’s Woolly World looks stunning and overflows with lovingly crafted details, challenges and hidden secrets. In the game, Kamek has returned and is turning everything into wool. Yoshi must rescue his friends and stop Kamek’s mischief. By tossing balls of yarn in multiple directions, Yoshi can tie up enemies, knit platforms and reveal helpful items. While making it to the end of the stage is a challenge unto itself, each level in the game is packed with fun collectibles just waiting to be found. Some might be hiding behind a wall that can only be revealed by pulling on a loose string, while locating others might involve a little creative thinking to solve an environmental puzzle. Less experienced players can also activate Mellow Mode to more easily reach hard-to-access locations in the game. Bringing along a friend in the game’s fun co-op mode makes discovering all these secrets even more satisfying.
Two players can play through the entire story together in local multiplayer, with each player controlling his or her own yarn Yoshi. By gobbling up their allies, players can turn the other yarn Yoshi into a ball to toss him to hard-to-reach areas. This is great when searching for collectibles and hidden areas … but also fun for people who just want to cause a little harmless mayhem. At the end of each stage, each player’s score is tallied to see who emerged victorious. It’s up to players to decide if they want to cooperate or take a more competitive approach to determining who can be the best in each stage.
Fans of the 2010 Wii game Kirby’s Epic Yarn, also by Japanese developer Good-Feel, will notice the similar visual aesthetic, although the relative power of the Wii U makes Yoshi’s universe richer, deeper and more vibrant. It’s a beautiful world full of lovely touches, and is consistently gorgeous to look at. If you’re into the whole Amiibo collectible figure thing, Yoshi’s Woolly World has a unique take on the popular toys. The plush, yarny Yoshi that comes bundled with the more expensive version of the game allows players to summon a Yoshi twin into the game at will, which mirrors the movements of his fellow.
Yoshi’s Woolly World launches in stores, the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo.com on Oct. 16.
Source News: Nintendo