At their E3 press event today, Nintendo announced that Yoshi's Woolly World will be coming to the Wii U next year.
Borrowing from the aesthetic established in Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi’s new game will place the beloved dinosaur in a world of yarn, cloth and wool. Unlike Kirby's last game, however, Yoshi's Wooly World will take place in a lush 3d environment. Focused more on exploration than on beating levels quickly, no time limit will be set on the game's levels.
Yoshi's trademark powers are intact in Wooly World, including his ability to suck up objects and spit them out. When he does, though, the enemies pop out as balls of yarn instead of eggs. The textile-themed setting allows Yoshi to perform even more special abilities. For example, since Yoshi is also made of yarn, he can transform himself into various objects to help him defeat opponents or reach new areas.
Two-player co-op play will be included, with two Yoshis working together on screen at once. At any time, a player can swallow up his team mate and carry them to another area.
The trailer shows a truly gorgeous game that makes the player want to reach out and touch Yoshi and his soft, textured world. With Good-Feel, the developers behind Kirby's Epic Yarn, at the helm, Yoshi's Wooly World is sure to be a major part of Nintendo's 2015 schedule.