Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

In addition to the Yoshi release date announcement, Nintendo has revealed Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn for the 3DS family of systems will be released in Japan on 7th March and 8th March in North America. Australia has also been locked in for the 9th March.

The title was first revealed during the September 2018 Nintendo Direct (see below) and is based on Kirby's Epic Yarn from the Wii era. Here's the description from Nintendo's PR about the enhanced version on the 3DS, which also details how amiibo functionality works:

In this enhanced version of the acclaimed Kirby’s Epic Yarn game that originally launched for the Wii system, Kirby is transported into a world made of cloth and yarn to unravel enemies, unzip secret passageways and transform into powerful vehicles. Every stage in the original Wii version is stitched in, but this Nintendo 3DS version has some new features, like Ravel Abilities that power up Kirby in fun ways, new mini-games featuring familiar faces King Dedede and Meta Knight, new furniture to personalize and decorate Kirby’s Pad, and a new Devilish mode that adds an extra layer of challenge to each stage.

Some of the Ravel Abilities include a giant yarn ball used to attack enemies, a wire sword that can slice through anything and the Nylon ability, which can generate wind for jumping higher and collecting beads.

The creative, colorful and visually stunning game also features new amiibo functionality* for compatible Kirby series amiibo figures that gives Kirby hats and abilities based on the figure used.

According to a listing on the Japanese eShop, the digital version of the game will require 11,652 blocks.

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