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Yoshi's New Island release date confirmed for Europe

Europeans get it on the same day as North America

Nintendo has confirmed a Yoshi's New Island release date of March 14 in Europe.

This is the same as the release date previously announced for North America.

The 3DS platformer will be available in stores and from Nintendo eShop as a digital download.

It can also be pre-ordered from the Nintendo UK Online Store.

Announced in April, the game is being produced by Takashi Tezuka, who served as creative director on 1995's original Yoshi's Island for SNES.

The game maintains series gameplay mechanics such as Yoshi's flutter jump, ground-pound and egg throw, while introducing new ones that make use of 3DS features like gyro sensor functionality.


  • Yoshi's New Island keeps the series' fun game-play mechanics, such as Yoshi's Flutter Jump, Ground Pound and Egg Throw, while also offering new abilities. For example, use the giant-sized Mega Eggs to destroy objects, obtain coins and reveal hidden doors.
  • Using the Nintendo 3DS system's gyro sensor functionality and the new binocular ability, players can move the system around to uncover hidden areas as well as better aim Mega Egg throws.
  • Throughout the game, different worlds feature a variety of art styles, including oil, watercolor and crayon.