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13th March 2014

Yoshi Goes On Tour And Busts Out The Big Eggs In Yoshi’s New Island

Nintendo CanadaIt’s time to get egg-cited! Yoshi’s iconic green-dotted eggs have grown to gargantuan size in the Yoshi’s New Island game, launching for Nintendo 3DS on March 14 – and check out the info below on Yoshi’s Spring Tour. In his new platforming adventure, Yoshi once again moves from sidekick to hero and traverses a wide variety of worlds on a new island to help Baby Mario reunite with his kidnapped brother. Yoshi’s New Island is the third game in the beloved Yoshi’s Island series and features inventive new transformations, giant new eggs, colourful new art styles and a fun new multiplayer mode. I’ve been playing this game for a few hours now, watch for my review coming soon.

“Yoshi’s New Island will appeal to fans of the previous Yoshi’s Island games, but also to younger gamers who are experiencing the series for the first time,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “With Yoshi’s New Island, the slate of 2014 Nintendo 3DS games is off to an excellent start.”Yoshi's New Island

Yoshi’s unique abilities are taken to new heights in Yoshi’s New Island. Similar to previous games, Yoshi can swallow enemies using his long tongue and turn them into eggs, which can be thrown to overcome challenges. This time, two giant eggs enter the mix: the massive Mega Eggdozer plows through the environment and opens up new areas, and the Metal Eggdozer can strategically be used to roll over enemies or explore underwater areas.

The new island that Yoshi and Baby Mario explore together contains six worlds full of a variety of levels. These levels don’t have a time limit, so players can take their time exploring as they progress through the game. The Yoshi's New Islandduo will visit all manners of different locales – from slippery snow slopes to watery wonderlands – overflowing with creative platforming challenges, wild enemies and a ton of collectibles that players will love to find. And the different worlds in the game are not varied in game play alone. Each world features a different beautiful art style, including ones inspired by watercolour paintings or crayon drawings. Yoshi will also need all of his skills to battle a larger-than-life boss that awaits at the end of each world.

At certain points in Yoshi’s New Island, Yoshi will be able to transform into many different vehicles and objects, including a helicopter, a mine cart or even a jackhammer. These transformations help Yoshi make his way through special areas and are controlled using the gyroscopic controls of the Nintendo 3DS system. By grabbing a special type of star, Yoshi transforms into Super Yoshi, giving him the ability to soar through the sky or run along walls and ceilings. Yoshi’s New Island also features helpful items like the Flutter Wings, which let Yoshi fly through the air. This item is great for players who have trouble completing a level, and ensures that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the game.Yoshi's New Island

After playing the single-player adventure, players can team up with a friend in the two-player mini-game cooperative challenge. In this mode, two characters compete in six mini-games like Eggy Pop, which asks players to use eggs to pop balloons, and Flutter Finish, a contest to flutter jump the farthest. Using Download Play, two people can play this mode together using only one game card, or connect via local wireless. (Additional Nintendo 3DS systems, which are sold separately, are required for multiplayer mode.)

Also launching on March 14 is a green Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system that features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of cute Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The Yoshi’s New Island game will be available separately in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $44.99.

This March Break, Nintendo is inviting you and your family to visit one of the stops on the Yoshi’s New Island Mobile Tour! Get a chance to play the latest game and receive a Yoshi’s New Island key chain (while supplies last).

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Vancouver
Date Events Time
March 15 SilverCity Riverport Cinemas 14211 Entertainment Way (Richmond) 11 am – 5 pm
March 16 Lonsdale Quay Market East Plaza
123 Carrie Cates Ct
11 am – 5 pm
March 21 – 23 Playdome at BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd
10 am – 6 pm
March 29 – 30 Robson Square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery
800 Robson St
11 am – 5 pm
Montréal | Laval
Date Events | Événements Time | Heure
March|Mars 1 – 2 St James United Church
463 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
11 am – 5 pm | 11 h à 17 h
March|Mars 5 – 6 Cosmodome
2150 aut des Laurentides
11 am – 5 pm | 11 h à 17 h
March|Mars 7 Cinema Colossus Laval
2800 avenue Du Cosmodome
11 am – 5 pm | 11 h à 17 h
March|Mars 8 – 9 Le Taz
8931 avenue Papineau
11 am – 5 pm | 11 h à 17 h
Toronto
Date Event Time
March 13 Cineplex Cinemas Queensway 1025 The Queensway 11 am – 5 pm
March 14 – 16 Wizard World Fun Park at Exhibition Place – Better Living Centre
195 Princes’ Boulevard**
10 am – 6 pm

**Please note some of the tour locations are at scheduled events, which may incur a small fee to participate.

Check out the tour page for locations and times, as more information about tour stops will be continuously updated.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 11:24 am and is filed under Everyone, Mobile, National News, Platform, Upcoming Releases. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    4:25 am on March 13th, 2014

    Yoshi Goes On Tour & Busts Out The Big Eggs In Yoshi’s New Island For #3DS http://t.co/Y7lKwWURat #springbreak

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