Game Profile

Kirby Offers a New Take on String Theory

Kirby's first console platform game since the Nintendo 64™ days introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the game play and allows the ever-morphing Kirby™ to take on a variety of new forms. It's a one-of-a-kind platformer that lets players explore high and low for hidden objects and fun adventure.


  • The look of the world is stunning, but it's also interactive. Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas. When Kirby literally goes behind the scenes, the virtual fabric warps and bends to show his location.
  • Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles. When Kirby dashes, he zips around as a car. In water, he turns into a submarine. At times he can even transform into a massive robotic tank, a UFO and other vehicles.
  • Two players can play through the entire game together.
  • Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find.

Game Review


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Posted by Corbie Dillard

A game that truly lives up to its name

Kirby has enjoyed success on Nintendo's various portable systems in recent years, but he hasn't shown up in a game of his own on a home console since his Nintendo 64 adventure Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards back in 2000. Nintendo obviously took notice of...

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User Comments (33)



StarDust4Ever said:

It's almost like a "Paper Kirby" It appears to have all the charm for Kirby that the Paper Mario series has for Mario. Must buy...



Yellowkoopa said:

Wow a new kirby platform in a REALLY Long time, I haven't really played all the platform kirby games, but this one should be good.



TKOWL said:

When I read the title at first I thought it said Kirby's Epic Yam



PSICOffee said:

okay, see the artwork there? Kirby all happy-faced? Just wait for the actual release and you'll see his eyes all angry. They do that with EVERY Kirby release, and always change his facial expression when it comes to the states. I hope I'm wrong about it this time, because I like that image.



Mikeman711 said:

This game looks kinda on the younger side of things, but I have no doubt in my mind that this on will be pure fun!!!



lex0plex said:

i hope this game is very challenging... N is starting to make things to easy! Paper Mario, Yarn Kirby... me like



Kurachi said:

i just am very disappointed its a motion wii game
i dont like motions, if they only would make more games with wiimote and controller options....



RockyRoadPie said:

This game is good, but it has some faults...
the worst one is probably that u cant die.
a good pro is that it has good graphics and gameplay
but overall, it's a good game so get it!
in my book, this is a 7/10!



blubbergamer said:

Well I guess I looks pretty neat. Has anyone noticed how games now days put the word "EPIC" in there title? Like: Disney "Epic" Mickey



Kurachi said:

hmm, i read on the nintendo site (official site) that it wasnt a kirby game at the start, maybe thats why i dont really like the idea of this game

tbh, i hope that cencelled game will show up (with at least GC controller support)



OverlordMao said:

oh hey, you guys in EU are finally getting Epic Yarn, eh? From here in the US, I highly recommend it!



SennaKurosaki said:

How could I've forgotten yesterday's release? However, in my defense, I do remember not seeing it at the game shop. Nonetheless and notwithstanding the current downpour from mother nature I will bravely face the elements and swiftly without any further ado venture out on a quest of Kirbianesque proportions to buy this truly epic game immediately. Hurray for Kirby!

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