Here is the first trailer of Nintendo‘s Kirby Epic Yarn. Nintendo first showed off Kirby Epic Yarn at E3 2010 but now we have a solid release date for the game which will be October 17, 2010. This is Kirby’s first console platform game since the Nintendo 64 and features a whole new art direction and gameplay elements.
Check out the Japanese trailer. There is an English trailer that I will have posted soon but I’ve always been a fan of the Japanese language as they always seem more animated.
Launch Date: 10/17/10
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Game Type: 2-D Platformer
Current game information as of August 17, 2010
Kirby Offers a New Take on String Theory
Kirby’s first console platform game since the Nintendo 64TM days introduces an amazing new look based on animated yarn and a world of cloth and textiles. The creative approach is woven directly into the game play and allows the ever-morphing KirbyTM to take on a variety of new forms. It’s a one-of-a-kind platformer that lets players explore high and low for hidden objects and fun adventure.
The look of the world is stunning, but it’s also interactive. Pulling on stray threads might reveal hidden areas. When Kirby literally goes behind the scenes, the virtual fabric warps and bends to show his location.
Thanks to his versatile yarn composition, Kirby can take on a variety of forms both in his common actions and when he transforms into powerful vehicles. When Kirby dashes, he zips around as a car. In water, he turns into a submarine. At times he can even transform into a massive robotic tank, a UFO and other vehicles.
Two players can play through the entire game together*.
Gems and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find.