Nintendo has given a firm release date to its new Yoshi game, as well as Kirbys Extra Epic Yarn on 3DS.
Were already well into the second week of 2019 and theres still no sign of a new Nintendo Direct, something which does usually happen in January.
So while Nintendo has already promised a number of new games for this year – including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokémon, Luigis Mansion 3, and Animal Crossing – none of them have a specific release date yet.
The only one that does is New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, which weve just reviewed and is out on Friday, and now Yoshis Crafted World – which will be released on March 29.
Yoshis Crafted World has had a relatively unusual history, as it was announced way back at E3 2017 and yet has only been seen in public once and only recently got a proper name.
Its a 2D platformer, as most Yoshi titles tend to be, but with a paper craft theme instead of the woollen one of the last game.
What we saw of it a while back it seemed to be more puzzle-orientated than unusual, with the ability to flip stages around and play them backwards. Theres also a promised two-player co-op mode.
Also announced at the same time is Kirbys Extra Epic Yarn for the 3DS, which is out on March 8. Its a port of the Kirbys Epic Yarn on the Wii, which is one of the best in the series and a spiritual predecessor to Yoshis Woolly World.
The extra bits in the title include new mini-games and a hard mode, as well as a number of Ravel abilities that offer various power-up attacks such as a wire sword and a nylon ability that can generate high winds for higher jumping.