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Yesterday's big Nintendo Direct dished out a lot of details for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, and caught up in the mix were a whole bunch of new titles for said games including two of the portable's most anticipated mascot outings, Yoshi's New Island and Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
Earlier today we reported on all of the biggest announcements from the latest Nintendo mini press conference, including oodles of release dates, new details and more. Now we're ready to roll out some of the new trailer that accompanied said announcements.
First up is Yoshi's New Island, sequel to one of my all-time favorite games. Pun fans will be happy to know that the above trailer is called “Eggs-otic locales,” as it shows off some of the lovely, bright and colorful new worlds the green dinosaur will be visiting with a whining baby Mario strapped to his back.
The trailer show off a couple of Yoshi's new moves, including Mega Eggdeozers that let the cuteasaurus clear big areas of enemies and debris, as well as Metal Eggdozers that let him travel underwater. He'll also be able to change form and take on new abilities, making Yoshi quite the formidable platformer.
“Using the gyro controls of the Nintendo 3DS console, maneuver a Submarine Yoshi or Jackhammer Yoshi, while transforming into a Super Yoshi lets you fly like a shooting star or run along walls and ceilings at will,” reads a press release from Nintendo. “Players who are having trouble completing a level might see the appearance of Flutter Wings, which let Yoshi fly through the air.”
Next up is the new trailer for Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the decidedly less cleverly named “Kirby: Triple Deluxe trailer,” seen below.
While I'm not really a fan of the new game's name, the action certainly seems to be the Kirby we all know and love. The little pink blog can take on 20 new abilities in this latest offering, including Beetle, Circus and Archer, just to name a few.
“Hunt down sun stones in order to progress through the adventure and collect 8-bit key chains hidden within levels or get them from other players,” reads the Nintendo announcement. “The game takes advantage of StreetPass functionality to deliver better items to players.”
Look for Yoshi's New Island to roll onto 3DS March 14 with Kirby: Triple Deluxe set to suck up audiences two months later on May 16.