Yoshi’s Woolly World launches this week, a cuddly adventure like no other
Yoshi’s Woolly World game launches exclusively for the Wii U this week and it’s already shaping up to be quite a hit for Nintendo. In his new adventure, a yarn-ified Yoshi must explore a sewing basket’s worth of beautifully handcrafted stages created out of yarn, buttons and various fabrics to unravel secrets and tie up enemies.
Nintendo teased that, “While players will find it intuitive to pick up and play, finding all the game’s many collectibles and conquering its numerous challenges will challenge even veteran players.” For the first time in a game starring Yoshi, players who want to share the fun can team up with a friend to take on the adventure together in local multiplayer. The game also offers creative amiibo support for the new Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures and even compatible classic figures from the Super Smash Bros., Splatoon and Super Mario series.
“With a distinctive look, engaging game play that can be enjoyed solo or with a friend and fun amiibo support, Yoshi’s Woolly World is a must-have game for Wii U this holiday season,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It’s rare that a game can be both forgiving for newcomers, yet also pose a challenge for veteran gamers, but Yoshi’s Woolly World masterfully delivers a layered experience that everyone can enjoy.”
Each stage in Yoshi’s Woolly Worldlooks stunning and overflows with lovingly crafted details, challenges and hidden secrets. In the game, Kamek has returned and is turning everything into wool. Yoshi must rescue his friends and stop Kamek’s mischief. By tossing balls of yarn in multiple directions, Yoshi can tie up enemies, knit platforms and reveal helpful items.
While making it to the end of the stage is a challenge unto itself, each level in the game is packed with fun collectibles just waiting to be found. Some might be hiding behind a wall that can only be revealed by pulling on a loose string, while locating others might involve a little creative thinking to solve an environmental puzzle. Less experienced players can also activate Mellow Mode to more easily reach hard-to-access locations in the game. Bringing along a friend in the game’s fun co-op mode makes discovering all these secrets even more satisfying.
Two players can play through the entire story together in local multiplayer, with each player controlling his or her own yarn Yoshi. By gobbling up their allies, players can turn the other yarn Yoshi into a ball to toss him to hard-to-reach areas. This is great when searching for collectibles and hidden areas … but also fun for people who just want to cause a little harmless mayhem. At the end of each stage, each player’s score is tallied to see who emerged victorious. It’s up to players to decide if they want to cooperate or take a more competitive approach to determining who can be the best in each stage.
New soft Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures in green, pink and light blue launch on Oct. 16, the same day as the game. The green Yarn Yoshi amiibo can be purchased as part of a bundle that includes the game and amiibo at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
The pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures can be purchased individually at a suggested retail price of $16.99. A green Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo will also launch in limited supplies on Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. All four of these snuggly amiibo figures can be tapped into the game to activate Double Yoshi in single-player mode. Double Yoshi creates a second Yoshi character that can be used to help collect items and overcome level challenges.
Yoshi’s look can also be altered by tapping one of dozens of compatible classic amiibo figures in the Super Smash Bros., Splatoon and Super Mario series of amiibo. By doing this, players can unlock patterns that cannot otherwise be unlocked in the game. Players can also collect all five Wonder Wool bundles in stages to unlock additional patterns for Yoshi.
Yoshi’s Woolly World launches in stores, the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo.com on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.