If you happen to own Kirby's Epic Yarn on the Wii and want to know why the upcoming 3DS release Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is worth purchasing, the recently launched Japanese website for the game has uploaded a helpful chart.
Below is a translation, courtesy of NintendoSoup:
|Skills||Ravel Abilities and Transformations||Transformations|
|Wireless Function||Compatibility with StreetPass (share your room)||No|
|Number of players||One player||Two player|
As you can see, the 3DS version has additional features, modes and includes extra abilities for Kirby. The only area it falls short is the multiplayer department. In the handheld release, two-player co-op mode is no longer an option.
Has this chart helped you decide whether or not to buy Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn on release? Tell us in the comments.
I haven't played the original, but it seems like a fun game, so I will be getting this port on day 1. Don't care for multiplayer on the 3DS, so I bet this will be great!
Played the Wii version briefly a while back; enjoyed it quite a bit. Might pick this one up when it hits shelves.
I'm kinda sad they aren't making any more Kirby yarn games. While the Yoshi Yarn game was fun, this was definitely an interesting take on Kirby.
I might snag this as my last 3DS game because I missed the original Wii version and I think this is a perfect fit for the 3DS screen.
That being said, I heard Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma once brought up the possibility of a Zelda Yarn game, and I am 110% supportive of that idea.
On the Switch...
Wii version, No. 3DS version, No.
They already tested Zelda yarn in Nintendoland. It looked pretty cool all right.
I had this on Wii along with Return to Dreamland. The difference was that I loved Return to Dreamland and 200% completed the game, whereas I only completed the first world of Epic Yarn. I'm not sure why I never got into the game, maybe it was on account of how easy it was. Since there's a mode that actually lets you die in this game, maybe I'll pick it up at some point in the future and finally see what I've been missing. Probably not at full price, but if the game ever goes on sale in the next year or so, I'll bite. I just hope the North American demo hurries up and releases, so I can see whether or not the yarn details are scaled back to the point that it loses its charm. Also, can anyone tell me if the game supports stereoscopic 3D? The Woolly World port did, so I'll be upset if this one doesn't.
Is it 3D or 2D...
[insert NintendoLife’s obligatory “is that all you have to say?”]
Yes, NintendoLife. Yes it is. Not every comment needs to be three paragraphs- even though I do have a tendency to be long-winded, sometimes a simple question will suffice.
Sad thing is, this is not only being wasted on 3DS, meaning it's going to be yet another notch in the recent commercial failures on 3DS (it'll probably top around 100,000 units), but it's yet another release which had the potential to possibly have helped push Switch to have actually made its 20 million yearly goal.
@Not_Soos having 100%ed the game, yeah beating it was easy but getting 100% is where the challenge came from (similar to most Kirby games). A minimum amount of beads were needed by the end of each level and getting hit resulted in losing a lot. Imagine if Sonic games didn’t allow Sonic to die but, to 100% the game, you need a hundred rings at the end of each act. Easy to beat but beating levels barely getting hit? A bit more challenging.
I mean it was no Dark Souls but it was more comparable to other Kirby games there. Most people didn’t bother though, they lost interest when Kirby couldn’t effectively die.
People need to understand Nintendo are releasing these ports specifically as 3DS games; that's their plan. They didn't choose between releasing them on Switch or 3DS. You may argue whether HD remakes would be a better idea but the fact is they still want to keep the 3DS alive and releasing ports of great games seems pretty viable. 3DS is still a great system and the more games it gets before it dies the better.
Epic Yarn is one of my favorite Kirby games so if the new content is worth it, I’ll gladly pick up this remake. Would be a worthy final purchase for the good, old 3DS.
Definitely getting it. Didn't have a Wii (but I have a Wii U..), so I didn't get to play it.
@nintendosage I disagree. This is not a systemseller.
They forgot one thing:
Wii: 480p (Better)
I can’t justify paying $40 for this game, so I might just unearth my old Wii disc and give it a go.
Would people complaining about the 3ds getting games please shut up? N64 didn't get a port of Link's Awakening DX. It's on a different system. Get over it.
@patbacknitro18 The entire aesthetic of Nintendo Land was wacky and hard to get into, but Battle Quest with multiple players was actually pretty great... and it was all craft/yarn/stuffed Zelda enemies that ripped apart and had inner-fluff showing as you sliced and diced them.
I'm also in favor of a totally yarn Zelda game.
This game was so fun to just look at, and the co-op and different vehicle and weird control sections made it a fun game to play. My kids loved this game. The 3DS lacks the resolution and co-op, so not that interesting to us, but it is worth checking out if you haven't played. (A high-res remaster with co-op and these additional features might have gotten us to double dip.)
Maybe I'd care if it was in glorious 3D.
I’m actually really excited for this release!
@Sun_wukong U forget about one thing. Kirby is 2D game so we have full 480p graphics (in 3D we have 240p but PER EYE!)
It’s a Kirby game— the 3DS is officially dead now!!
odd that it doesn't have 2 player mode when they bothered to add so much extra stuff.
@mobor That’s not how it works. Seeing 240p per eye is still 240p overall. No sane person could claim that the 3DS has the same resolution as the Wii.
No stereoscopic 3D, no double dipping. Sorry.
They actually developed StreetPass functionality for this in 2019? That's a big surprise, you can hardly get StreetPass hits any more.
The package looks pretty great, but the lack of multiplayer delivers a serious blow to its overall appeal. Multiplayer made it sooo much more fun--when I replayed KEY a few years ago solo, I was surprised how bored I was by the end.
I'll still pick this up, though. I sold Detective Pikachu to pay for nearly half of it, which sweetens the deal. It's strangely satisfying selling a bad game to get a good one, even if that good one is kinda extraneous in the grand scheme.
No multiplayer? That was literally going to be the reason I picked it up
I already own it on the Wii and the demo didnt do anything to want me re-buy it due to the tiny screen more than anything plus I've never been fond of the 3DS analogue stick and it doesnt feel right with it.
I may go for a Switch port just like with every damn Wii, GC, DS to 3DS port that Nintendo has released since the Switch all of which didnt do very well in terms of sales...I also doubt we'll see any come to Switch as these are purely cheap ways to keep the 3DS going.
It has no 3d which is a shame!
If rumours are more than just rumours and Nintendo is really giving up on updating the 3ds then maybe this might be my swan song 3ds game.
Even though Nintendo did not go the extra mile and actually converted the game to 3d.
They bothered with Streetpass, hardly ever get Streetpass hits these days. Good thing coins can be generated from walking about.
I'm surprised this is on the 3DS, maybe also should have been ported to Switch (same as Captain Toad). Still, it's a decent swan song game for 3DS for many.
As a Switch owner who no longer owns a 3DS, I still think it’s pretty cool that Nintendo continue to support the little handheld with the odd new, or not so new, game. What I’m not so keen on however, is that they’ve dropped support for the systems trademark autostereoscopic 3D.
I’ve recently been thinking about replacing my New 3DS XL so I can finally play Metroid: Samus Returns and replay A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land. But sans 3D, I highly doubt I’ll be buying Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn or the recent Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story. Shame.
@JaxonH that also really pisses my mind off.
@RupeeClock I was thinking the same thing. I'd completely forgotten about Street Pass.
I think that no co-op at all makes the two versions dependable on the person. Also the Wii version got better visuals, which is one the game's biggest selling point.
I already paid for the Wii version, so I am going to ripoff Nintendo for the 3DS one.
Now how about a Switch port?
I agree, will skip this and the other new games without 3D, so annoying. Just finished Samus Returns last week, excellent game, worth replaying too.
Not enough for me to double dip (or turn on my 3ds) sadly. But as always I am happy others will get to enjoy it.
Kinda sucks you can't just use download play for multyplayer, but everything else is dope!
I loved this game on the Wii. I would play this game any time I was having a bad day, and the little pink bugger would put a smile on my face. I will be buying this for the 3DS for sure.
I just tried this and the demo isn't even in 3D....
@Not_Soos It doesn't support 3D unfortunately.
Aside from that I'm glad to see they're adding a decent amount of new content. I always wanted to play this on Wii but never did, so I'll definitely pick it up on 3DS at some point.
Don't care about multi-player in the slightest, so the 3DS version really does look like the best version all round (although hard to tell how the down-scaled visuals actually look on the 3DS screen). But it really should have been released for the Switch too imo.
Still not buying it. It's a 3DS game that is a port of a Wii game and I am over buying 3DS games at this point, especially if they are charging full price for them.
My 3ds has been retired for awhile. I'd buy this on the Switch though. It was by far my favorite Kirby game. I never fully appreciated the others I guess.
@nintendosage @Schizor88 I disagree with both of you
I will probably get this. I have the game on Wii, but it was a $5 charity shop purchase so I do not mind paying again for the same game. I will give the Wii game to my brother so that his kids can play it. Besides, it is much more likely to get played on 3DS. I prefer handhelds most of the time.
No 3d! Why Nintendo.
Will stick with the Wii version.
@Not_Soos I've recently played Return to Dreamland on Wii and IMO it's much more fun than Epic Yarn. There's so much variety with the copy abilities and all the different types of attacks you can use. There's energy spheres to find as well and up to four player co-op, seems to have more to offer. The graphics still look good today too, nice and colourful.
@The_Pixel_King I highly recommend you play samus returns that game is amazing!
@Mikess1 Thanks! I really want to. Need a new 3DS first though 😂
So does Devilish Mode include a health meter and actual deaths?
Meanwhile, how about providing an actual in-game point to the beads and collectibles other than lame decorations and unlocking a few bonus levels?
@ShadJV The Lego games get away with it, because the core gameplay is fun, and the currency (and the stuff you buy with it) and collectables are worth getting. "Epic Yarn," however, is not really that fun to play, and the currency and collectables are nearly pointless aside from unlocking a few bonus levels by collecting and retaining enough beads during the boss battles. I really couldn't care less about designing my own cutesy house that has nothing to do with the actual game.
Meanwhile, most other Kirby games are a lot more fun to play, and despite being on the easy side, they still require you to focus on staying alive to beat the levels.
@BulbasaurusRex whether this game is fun is a matter of opinion. My best friend and I both loved it. And I’ve seen quite a few people excited to have it on the go and clambering for a sequel. So clearly some people do think it’s fun.
The game itself looks like a solid port. My only complaint is that it lacks multiplayer. My buddy is hardcore into Kirby and I was thinking about getting it just to play it with him. Looks like I won't be able to do that now.
Yes for me because: Even though I own a Wii, I play these games solo.
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