Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre:Action, Adventure
  • Developer:
  • Release Date:Oct 17, 2010
  • # of Players:1 player
  • ESRB:E - Everyone (Mild Cartoon Violence)
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Game Description:The lovable pink hero, Kirby, returns for the first time in 8 years with an all new world and this time, he's made of yarn! Kirby's Epic Yarn starts out with the puffy pink guy noshing on a ripe tomato, but instead he accidentally activates a gateway to a fuzzy fabric universe. Players complete individual stages that make up themed worlds (Hot Land, Water Land, etc.) in an effort of stitching the fractured Patch Land back together again.
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E3 2010: Kirby's Epic Yarn Preview

E3 2010: Kirby's Epic Yarn Preview

By Patrick Klepek - Posted Jun 17, 2010

What We Already Know

Nothing. Kirby's Epic Yarn was one of the out-of-nowhere surprises at the Nintendo conference. I'll tell you what we did know, though: Kirby needed a new game.

What We're Seeing Today

Not only did Nintendo announce Kirby's Epic Yarn at E3 2010, they revealed it's coming to Wii owners before the end of the year, is being overseen by Super Smash Bros. mastermind Masahiro Sakurai and tossed a playable version on the show floor.

In short, Kirby's Epic Yarn shows great promise. I couldn't help but smile when the game's tutorial explained that I'd have to turn the Wii controller on its side and only concern myself with the 1 and 2 buttons -- no motion control here. Sakurai seems completely focused on turning the traditional platformer on its head through mechanics, not new ways to control.

The yarn leads to some wild gameplay mechanics, including defeating a dragon boss by swinging around on its tongue...which is made of yarn. Cue fits of giggling as I slay him.

How Sakurai implemented the yarn look is ingenius, too. While playing, Nintendo explained to me that his team actually physically scanned in yarn and began applying the yarn to in-game polygons. The resulting look is worth their hard work, as Kirby looks like nothing you've ever seen before. It barely even looks like a Kirby game, but the iconic look of Kirby shines through.

Platformers are en vogue here at E3 2010, apparently. Kirby's Epic Yarn is leading the charge.

Comments are Closed

  • blackfox123

    What happened to the Kirby we all know and hate? He is supposed to inhale the enemies not yank them around like a little kid with string.

    Posted: August 11, 2010 10:11 AM
  • magicky123

    looks like crap

    Posted: August 10, 2010 2:28 PM
  • Sinalve

    ABSOLUTLY B-E-A-utiful! I hope that it lives up to the franchise!
    P.S. I consider the kirby racing game on the gamecube to be an actual game. Even my older brother, who is now going through coledge, loved it.

    Posted: July 20, 2010 12:08 PM
  • DeVon30135

    The game certainly looks enjoyable, but I beleive Nintendo shouldn't have focused on a 'new experience' for Kirby. If they made a game that was similar to Kirby: Crystal Shards, but would have Kirby wear hats that symbolize his obtained power, maybe I would have been a little more enthusiastic. The link below shows the game that I would have been more excited about. Sadly, it never came to be.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=1ylXwAfyDkQ

    Posted: July 2, 2010 2:08 PM
  • jbee02

    looks awesome i love the art direction. O ne thing i like about what the wii has done raised the importance of art and style in graphics and not the technical aspects like HD and photo realism.

    Posted: June 20, 2010 1:42 PM
  • ParanoidxPuppet

    Can't wait to play this
    Nintendo had the best show this year I think xD

    Posted: June 17, 2010 7:26 PM
  • Peatore

    It looks like a 4 year old girl's wallpaper.

    Posted: June 17, 2010 6:51 PM
  • Shadowmars

    Look's like the N64's Yoshi's Story.

    Posted: June 17, 2010 4:56 PM