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Yoshi’s Woolly World

As it turns out, Yoshi’s Woolly World had a bunch of potential tracks that didn’t make it into the final game. Composer Tomoya Tomita was kind enough to share around a dozen pieces of music that were ultimately dropped.

Here’s the full set:

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World launched in North America and Europe today. With that in mind, Nintendo updated the original Wii U game to support the Poochy amiibo.

Those who own Yoshi’s Woolly World will find version 1.1.0 ready and waiting. Once installed, players “can tap their Yarn Poochy amiibo to the Wii U GamePad while in a course to make Poochy appear in game.”


After originally hitting Wii U, Yoshi’s Woolly World is on 3DS as Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World. A comparison has now come in of the two versions. Since Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is only at 60 frames per second on New 3DS, that version was specifically used here. The full comparison is below.

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World launches very soon, though Nintendo hasn’t forgotten about the original game on Wii U. Today, an update was released in Japan to add in Poochy amiibo compatibility. Poochy appears in the game when you scan the plushie.

The update, set at version 1.1.0, does not appear to be live in North America or Europe yet. It should be up closer to the western release date of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World.


Update: Tomita has clarified on Twitter that he will still work with Good-Feel, but as a freelancer.


Tomoya Tomita worked as a composer for Konami way back in the day before moving on to Good-Feel during the Wii era. In collaboration with Nintendo, he contributed to the music of Wario Land: Shake It, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and more.

Tomita has now decided to depart from Good-Feel and is a freelancer. He just made the move at the start of 2017. Tomita is now taking on requests, and even uploaded unused music from Yoshi’s Woolly World.

A few days ago, Twitter user Random Talking Bush posted a whole bunch of images showing unused content from Yoshi’s Woolly World. He’s also now posted a video of a level that didn’t make it into the final game. It seems to be the same level used at one point in development back when it was known as Yarn Yoshi, but there are a few changes.

Here’s the video:


The Play Nintendo YouTube account has a short promo up for Yoshi’s Woolly World. Check it out below.

Last week, NPD reported on sales in the United States for the month of October. Yoshi’s Woolly World was the only Nintendo game in the top ten having been placed at the number eight spot. Thanks to the ever-reliable creamsugar, we have additional information about the game’s performance as well as two other titles from the Big N.

Yoshi’s Woolly World’s debut sales in the U.S. came in at 165,000 units. The title shipped on October 16, so that figure accounts for about two weeks of sales.

As for the other Nintendo titles, we now know how The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash sold. The two moved 83,000 copies and 35,000 units respectively.


The Play Nintendo YouTube page has kicked off a new Yoshi’s Woolly World “Adventure Guide”. The third episode, published today, can be seen below.

The Play Nintendo YouTube page has kicked off a new Yoshi’s Woolly World “Adventure Guide”. The second episode, published today, can be seen below.

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