Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

One of the highlights of the 3DS showcase during the recent Nintendo Direct was the announcement Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn - a remake of the charming Wii game - would be released in 2019. It'll include new 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.

If you were looking forward to revisiting the 2010 classic on your modern handheld system, you might need to check you've got the right one first. According to a listing on Nintendo's official website, the game will only be compatible with New Nintendo 3DS systems. Oddly, there was no mention of this in the Direct presentation or on the game's box art, and the PR stated the title would be released on the "family" of 3DS systems. The chance of this being an incorrect listing on the website is also plausible.

The New 3DS line is known to handle games a lot better than the original systems, with improved performance and frame rates. Nintendo has also previously made games like Xenoblade Chronicles 3D exclusive to the system.

Were you planning on picking up Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn? Do you own a New 3DS? Did you play the original Epic Yarn game on the Wii? Tell us below.