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Yoshi’s Woolly World

Update: Splatoon has now been changed to “May” on the site. Yoshi’s Woolly World and the Puzzle & Dragons package are listed for “2015”. Hmmm…


Nintendo UK’s press site may have outed launch dates for Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Splatoon, and Yoshi’s Woolly World. According to the site, the three releases are slated for May 8, May 29, and June 26 respectively. Each one could very well be errors – or perhaps they’re spot on. It’s difficult to say at the moment.

For what it’s worth, World of Games (a retailer in Switzerland) lists Yoshi’s Woolly World for release on June 26 as well. You may also remember that when rumors about potential amiibo support for Splatoon surfaced, the “leak” came from a retailer that listed the title for May 29.

We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything concrete!

Source: Nintendo UK PR

Takashi Tezuka divulged the origins of Yoshi’s Woolly World while speaking with USgamer.

Tezuka ended up playing Kirby’s Epic Yarn while developing one of the Mario titles. He was extremely impressed with the visual style Good Feel managed to include with its Kirby title, and “thought it would be a good idea to ask Good Feel to create a Yoshi game”. Good Feel then suggested working with Tezuka to create a Yoshi action game.

Below are Tezuka’s direct comments:

NZGamer has published a new Yoshi’s Wooly World interview with Takashi Tezuka. You can find excerpts from the discussion below and the full thing here.

Good Feel created Kirby’s Epic Yarn – a title that many would say was a bit on the easy side – and the company is now working on Yoshi’s Woolly World. Unlike the last game made by Good Feel, the Wii U game will offer a more challenging experience.

According to Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka:

“With Yoshi’s Woolly World, we don’t intend it to be for younger players…we were going to make it a Yoshi game. The courses beyond what we have on the show floor will get more challenging. And if you try to get all the collectibles, you’ll find it pretty challenging. It’ll push back.”

Yoshi’s Woolly World doesn’t have Baby Mario, and you can also die by falling in pits. Tezuka said that these two elements make it “easy to raise the difficulty level as needed. It’s kind of like Mario.”

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Another tidbit: Yoshi’s voice is done by one of the male dev staff.

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