New Yoshi’s Island Game Coming To Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . April 17, 2013 . 8:00am

A new Yoshi’s Island game is headed to the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo announced via a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. No release date has been announced for the game yet, but Nintendo said more details would be announced soon.

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  • Solomon_Kano


    First Yarn Yoshi, now this? My two favorite Mario characters (Yoshi and Luigi) are getting a ton of love right now. Nintendo!

  • Eric Harris


  • SirRichard

    Two SNES darlings getting sequels, Earthbound coming to the Western Virtual Console, all three Guild02 games hitting the eShop, Bravely Default confirmed for a Western release, Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for Europe, amd Professor Layton & The Azaran Legacies coming out in the same year Japan got it.

    Amazing as all hell, that Direct, especially for one that started off rather low-key.

  • benhofb

    the original Yoshi’s Island has a very special place in my heart as one of my first platformers. I am really psyched to pick this up!

  • AuraGuyChris

    Those baby cries…
    I won’t let ’em touch me.

  • Go2hell66

    prefer the look of the older ones

  • aecks

    If that’s a screenshot of what it looks like on the 3DS, I have to say I find it a bit charming. I like the soft palette and rough texture. Almost like watercolors on a canvas. A nice contrast to the 3D models, I think.

    Interesting enough, I never really cared for Yoshi’s Island, but I always did mean to play it. I’ll check it out sometime!

  • puchinri

    Yay~! I already like the art style (I love how they play with styles in Yoshi games).

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    A REMAKE OF MY FAVE MARIO GAME?! thank you nintendo! better remix

  • Jesse Torres

    I love the Yoshi’s island games, they are very unique, count me on buying this game.

  • CirnoLakes

    Yoshi’s Island is one of the best platformers ever. In fact it is up there for the spot of best platformer ever.

    Count me as excited for this game. Though there’s no way I’m expecting it to live up to the original.

    • I still remember battling a boss on the moon… ON THE MOON. That was a weird one.

  • Göran Isacson

    So wait. This is not the yarn game? It’s a for realsies Yoshis Island game with Baby Mario?

    Oh. All. My. YES.

    • puchinri

      I think the yarn game is maybe supposed to be Yoshi’s Story for them (a la spiritual successor of sorts)? (So far it’s just called Yarn Yoshi though, so maybe not. . .)

      • Göran Isacson

        As someone wh oplayed a LOT of Yoshis Story AND Yoshis Island, I have to admit that I’m pretty elated that they’re releasing spiritual successors to BOTH of the different “styles” the series has had. You don’t see a lot of companies that are willing to let a protagonist have two games that aren’t just straight sequels in terms of gameplay these days.

        • puchinri

          I never did play as much Yoshi’s Island (unfortunately), but I’m glad too. It’s things like this that reaffirm my love and appreciation for Nintendo.

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    Better have Poochy this time. No Poochy = No Gucci.

  • It is a little eyebrow-raising that this game looks completely indistinguishable from the original, only with new graphics.

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