We finally get another Yoshi’s Island title! First announced at last year’s E3, Yoshi’s New Island gets its release date announcement this morning from Nintendo. Arriving on March 14, 2014 in North America and Europe, the sequel for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island will be released for the Nintendo 3DS.
Yoshi’s New Island is set in a new location, Egg Island. Luigi is once again swept away for Mario to rescue. It is being reported that Europe is to receive a special pre-order bonus for the game and it is a Yoshi egg-shaped game case that is quite on the adorable side. Being tweeted by Mattmanver2, the image states, “Yoshi egg game case for Yoshi’s New Island EU preorders.”
However, the press release announcement does not specify that this is solely for European pre-orders. It is not appearing on GameStop’s listing of the game, nor Amazon’s. Here’s hoping that it will see a North American release as a pre-order bonus, as well.
Here is the announcement in its entirety:
23rd January 2014 – An enchanting adventure featuring ground pounds, flutter jumps, and countless enemies to devour and turn into eggs awaits when Yoshi’s New Island, the latest instalment in the Yoshi platform series, launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on 14th March 2014. Rendered in a variety of art styles that illustrate the fairytale charm of the Yoshi universe, Yoshi’s New Island invites you to gobble up or stomp on enemies big and small in a bid to help safely reunite Baby Mario with his brother!
The tale of Yoshi’s New Island is a sequel to the Super Nintendo title Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, and is set in a new location, Egg Island. In this new chapter in the series, Baby Luigi has been whisked away once again, leaving it up to the Yoshi clan to keep Baby Mario out of harm’s way and embark on a mission of discovery.
Yoshi fans who wish to book their Egg Island adventure by pre-ordering a copy of Yoshi’s New Island before the game’s launch can receive an added ‘egg-stra’ in the form of a handy Yoshi Egg Game Case – the perfect carrier with which to store copies of your favourite Nintendo 3DS games or another cherished small item. Whether you have followed Yoshi-dedicated games since the days of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, or are new to egg-throwing escapades of the Yoshi clan, set out on a magical journey when Yoshi’s New Island releases exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on 14th March.
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