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Yoshi’s New Island

A few new details have come in for Yoshi’s Island. You can find a roundup of the latest information below.

– Baby Mario is in need of help of finding Baby Luigi
– There are plenty of Yoshis, distinguishable only by color
– All Yoshis jump across platforms
– Yoshi can also stomp on enemies and eat them using its tongue
– Can then lay an egg which is useful as a weapon
– “Mega Eggdozers” can be launched in a variety of strategic directions laying waste to huge swathes of landscape, and picking up all those stars, flowers and other useful goodies that are strewn about the world
– Directing the large egg correctly is important
– 3D backgrounds
– Yoshi can transform into different vehicles including a mine-cart or a helicopter
– Yoshi can also go off on little time challenges making use of tilt controls
– These challenges have a lot of bonuses and goodies


European consumers in Europe can obtain the Yoshi egg game case above by pre-ordering Yoshi’s New Island.


Yoshi’s New Island will launch in Europe on March 14, Nintendo announced today. The game’s boxart is posted above, and the official announcement can be found below.

Nintendo has revealed some strong stats for the 3DS in 2013, highlighted by the platform’s sales that have surpassed 11.5 million units in the US.

The company also revealed today that over 16 million packaged and digital 3DS games were sold last year. That’s a rise of more than 45 percent compared to the 3DS’ game sales in 2012.

In other news, Nintendo has confirmed several release dates for upcoming titles. Yoshi’s New Island will release on March 14, followed by Disney Magical World (the Japanese title now heading west) on April 11.  Also remember Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, which launches on February 28.

You can find Nintendo’s full announcement below.

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