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[News] Kirby’s Epic Yarn getting the 3DS treatment

Remember the Nintendo 3DS?…

Alongside the news that Yoshi’s latest adventure on Nintendo Switch is due for release on March 29th, Nintendo also stealth announced another of their most cutesy of characters will be getting an outing on Nintendo 3DS, slightly earlier, on the March 8th.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn employs a clever little game mechanic wherein the player uses the yarn aesthetic to manipulate the environments.

This title was a platforming highlight when it originally launched on the Nintendo Wii way back in 2010.

From the press release

In Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, an enhanced version of the acclaimed Kirby’s Epic Yarn that was originally released for the Wii system, Kirby is transported into a world made of cloth and yarn to unravel enemies, unzip secret passageways and transform into powerful vehicles. Every stage in the original Wii version is stitched in, but this Nintendo 3DS version has some new features, like Ravel Abilities that power up Kirby in fun ways, new mini-games featuring familiar faces King Dedede and Meta Knight, new furniture to personalize and decorate Kirby’s Pad, and a new Devilish mode that adds an extra layer of challenge to each stage.

Some of the Ravel Abilities include a giant yarn ball used to attack enemies, a wire sword that can slice through anything and the Nylon ability, which can generate wind for jumping higher and collecting beads.

The creative, colourful and visually stunning game also features new amiibo functionality* for compatible Kirby series amiibo figures** that gives Kirby hats and abilities based on the figure used.

*amiibo sold separately.

**Those with a New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL or New Nintendo 2DS XL can touch the amiibo directly to their system, whereas those with a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS require the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).

Source: Nintendo UK press release

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