Nintendo promised 2018 to be a great year for the Nintendo Switch, but will Yoshi Switch be among that prestigious list of releases?
Has the Yoshi got your tongue? Ever since its debut at Nintendo Treehouse Live during 2017’s E3, the company has been very hush about details concerning their upcoming Yoshi exclusive for the Switch.
Gameplay was shown during the event, highlighting the game’s unique ability to flip perspective. When Yoshi uses its signature “ground pound” ability, the orientation of the world will shift to show the backside of the sprites. The game draws aesthetic inspiration from its predecessor Yoshi’s Woolly World and Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Just like this title, both were developed by Good-Feel. While the previous two were more well knit, the Switch Yoshi title is more of a cardboard kingdom.
Another enticing aesthetic choice is the use of the Unreal Engine 4. For those who have seen its power to rend and create hyper realistic imagery, it should be no surprise that Yoshi will be just as visually captivating as its contemporaries.
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While there is so official release date for the title, some international stores have already begun stocking their shelves for the eventual title.
GameStop Germany was the first to put to show a temporary hardcover case for the game, and since Nintendo did make a bold claim with 2018 being a fantastic year for Nintendo Switch exclusives, we can hope that Yoshi can be a member of a memorable year.
Nintendo consoles have always had their own dedicated Yoshi game on majority of their respective systems, so it was only a matter of time before Nintendo realized that a Yoshi game on the Switch was due.
While one of the more essential staples is still missing from the Nintendo Switch lineup of games, namely a Smash game, we can hope to hear more about the fantastic year ahead for Nintendo with the rumored Nintendo direct that will take place in January of 2018.
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