Kirbys Extra Epic Yarn

As brief as the 3DS showcase was in the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, there were still a number of new announcements. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – a remake of the charming Wii game from 2010 – was one of them.

Due out in 2019 for 3DS, all was rosy until a listing on Nintendo’s official website suggested the game would only be compatible with New Nintendo 3DS systems. Oddly, there was no mention of this during the Direct presentation and even the game’s box art referenced no such compatibility requirements. The PR also reinforced this, by saying it would be released on the “family” of 3DS systems.

At the time we said the chance of it being an incorrect listing on Nintendo’s website was plausible, and sure enough, Nintendo has now amended its web page for the game. The listing simply shows “Nintendo 3DS” with the word “New” finally dropped. It’s safe to say, the game will be playable on every 3DS system.

The new version of Kirby’s Epic Yarn will include features such as the ability to craft even bigger yarn balls, summon bead-collecting wind, outrun a demon in a new Devilish Mode and play two all-new mini-games featuring King Dedede and Meta Knight.

Are you planning to buy Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn now that it’s coming to all 3DS platforms? Do you own a New 3DS and this was never a concern to you in the first place? Did you play the original Epic Yarn game on the Wii? Tell us below.