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Fantasy Final
(10-14-2010, 06:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nintendo

Kirby's first console platform game since the Nintendo 64™ 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 Kirby to take on a variety of new forms. A simultaneous two player* mode will have players of all skill levels enjoying this one-of-a-kind experience.


* 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.

* Beads and collectible items are scattered throughout the environments for players to find.

Nintendo Japan



In Epic Yarn, Kirby can't copy abilities and he can't fly, but he has a variety of forms he can transform into. They are called "Transformations". There's a total of 16 of those in the game. Here's some of them.

Submarine : As soon Kirby enters in the water, he goes into this form.
Dolphin : Kirby can swift faster in this form. He can also jump through hoops, swim up waterfalls and bounce beads on its nose.

Parachute : In this form. Kirby goes into a slow fall. You can transform into this form at any moment by tapping the 2 button twice.
Rocket : Kirby can destroy enemies by shooting stars at them and fly around in rocket form in a similar manner to Space Invaders.

Fire Engine : Kirby can put the fire out in this form including fire enemies.
Tankbot : Kirby becomes this once he picks up a certain powerup. It can hover, has light-up eyes, and can shoot Missiles. When there are 2 players it has a boxing glove as well, and it seems that, instead of piloting the tankbot, Kirby becomes the tankbot while Prince Fluff pilots it.

And when you are not using transformation, you can use your Whip to catch enemies and throw them at others like the previous Kirby always did. The whip can also be used to open secret passages hidden in the background, reveal some power ups and make your way through the levels.

The game supports complete Co-Op gameplay through the entire game. The first player is controling Kirby and the second player is using Prince Fluff. You can beat Epic Yarn from the start to the end with a friend with a second Wii Remote. Here's some videos about it.
Co-op Gameplay #1
Co-op Gameplay #2
Japanese Co-Op Commercial



Official E3 Trailer
First Japanese Teaser Trailer
TGS 2010 Trailer
Japanese Overview Trailer
Japanese Commercial Video
Japanese Single Player Commercials
More Gameplay
Even More Gameplay
Fire Truck Gameplay
Tank Gameplay
Story Trailer
Japanese Video Update (9.24.2010)


Famitsu : 9/8/9/10
1up : A-
IGN : 9/10
Kotaku Review (Editor's Choice)
GameTrailers : 8.4/10
GamesRadar : 9/10

Iwata Asks : Epic Yarn wasn't supposed to be a Kirby game

Once formal development began, the staff first spent three months working on a prototype. They found some problems once they actually tried to play the prototype, though. It had the elements of an action game, like enemies and gimmicks, and the look of the World of Yarn was good, but something just felt wrong when they played. Additionally, although the game offered a simple play experience, Watanabe, a more casual gamer when it comes to action games, didn't find the first couple of stages too fun.

It was during this somewhat confused state, where they didn't have a full vision for the game, that Nintendo asked them if they'd like to make it into a Kirby title. This proposition came in Summer 2009.

Iwata asked Ebisu for his reaction upon hearing Nintendo's proposal. It turns out that he'd actually gotten a feeling that the game's Fluff character looked a bit like Kirby. However, he wasn't sure if he necessarily wanted to put Kirby in the game, as the people who'd made the original character would presumably like to have that character make it into the final product.

However, after putting Kirby in the game as a test, Ebisu was surprised with how persuasive seeing the character in there was. The reason for this, he feels, is that because the Kirby character already exists, the yarn version of the character offered a greater feeling of existing.


The Epic Yarn Room

In the recent Kirby Demo, Nintendo created a room completely made out of Yarn. It's so pretty that it deserves some attention.

Making Of by I Am 8-Bit


Grass Land
Patch Castle
Fountain Gardens
Quilty Square
Fountain Gardens - Tank
Flower Field
Rainbow Falls
Vs. Meta Knight
Vs. Fangora
Big-Bean Vine
Hot Land
Pyramid Sands
Lava Landing
King Dedede
Cool Cave
Green Greens
Gourmet Race

(10-14-2010, 06:49 AM)
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Can't fucking wait. Nice thread.
(10-14-2010, 06:50 AM)
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Wow, this comes out soon. This should be prefect for spending my Amazon Metroid Other M credit on. :D
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(10-14-2010, 06:50 AM)
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I am so hyped. Amazing OP!
(10-14-2010, 06:51 AM)
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So adorable.
Trucker Sexologist
(10-14-2010, 06:51 AM)
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This is the first Wii game I want to play solely because of the graphics.
(10-14-2010, 06:51 AM)
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my girlfriend is getting this on sunday. i can't wait to be forced to play as prince fluff.
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Keep your laser handy!
(10-14-2010, 06:52 AM)
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day NOW

i need it
(10-14-2010, 06:52 AM)
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This and DK are the only Wii games i need (or want lol) this year
Dark Machine
(10-14-2010, 06:53 AM)
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EU = Q1 2011...WHYYY?!

(10-14-2010, 06:54 AM)
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Got it preordered. Can't wait. Played some of it at NYCC and it was awesome.
(10-14-2010, 06:54 AM)
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Beautiful OP. I've never particularly liked past Kirby games, but will give this a shot at some point because it's just so damn pretty.
(10-14-2010, 06:54 AM)
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(10-14-2010, 06:55 AM)
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If this game is not awarded art style of the year, gaming is fuck.
(10-14-2010, 06:55 AM)
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Finally the thread is alive!

Was getting worried for a second. The game looked amazing since e3, but finally getting my hands on it at NYCC just showed how special it is. I also checked out a stream of it earlier, and it seems to keep up the charm and imagination even in the later levels.

I can't wait until Sunday. :D
(10-14-2010, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by dwebo

Beautiful OP. I've never particularly liked past Kirby games, but will give this a shot at some point because it's just so damn pretty.

it wasn't originally conceptualized as a kirby game, perhaps this is why this title looks way better than usual. :lol
Why would you do that?
(10-14-2010, 06:57 AM)
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Not particularly looking forward to it, but I would love to play it.

Fortunately, I have a friend who is a big Kirby fan. I can play it and buy it if I love it.
sparkle this bitch
(10-14-2010, 06:58 AM)
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It's just so goddamn adorable!
Chris R
(10-14-2010, 06:58 AM)
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Will buy one day! This and Donkey Kong were the highlights of Nintendo's E3 for me.
(10-14-2010, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by andymcc

it wasn't originally conceptualized as a kirby game, perhaps this is why this title looks way better than usual. :lol

Yeah, maybe that's what it is. :lol
Death Prophet
(10-14-2010, 06:59 AM)
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Love, love, love the art style. Here's to hoping the gameplay holds up!
Hours Left
(10-14-2010, 07:06 AM)
How does Kirby know what pants feel like? He doesn't even have legs.

Anyway, this is so precious it's like it was conjured out of a well of 10,000 teddy bear souls and the tears of a single albino kitten.

I'll be purchasing.
Homeland Security Fail
(10-14-2010, 07:08 AM)
GK86's Avatar
Sweet, Cant wait. Been looking forward to it since nintendos conference.
(10-14-2010, 07:10 AM)
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Nice OP! Have it Pre-ordered.:D
(10-14-2010, 07:11 AM)
345triangle's Avatar
woah this is out today? i might just go pick it up now, didn't realise.
Adam J.
(10-14-2010, 07:13 AM)
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I'm torn; do I pick this up Sunday morning, or wait until next Tuesday so I can use my Kmart gift card towards it? I want to play it ASAP, but it would be even sweeter to get it $20 cheaper.
abstract alien
baby dolphin -> sun
it's the only way
(10-14-2010, 07:20 AM)
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Shit...almost spoiled myself by looking at the OP :lol

This wait in particular has been hard since it was unveiled, but it's almost over.
(10-14-2010, 07:23 AM)
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Holy shit this is co-op?!?!

(10-14-2010, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by 345triangle

woah this is out today? i might just go pick it up now, didn't realise.

Sunday for US.
(10-14-2010, 07:27 AM)
Buckethead's Avatar
This is out already?

My apathy for my Wii knows no bounds, but I feel as if I must purchase out of duty.
(10-14-2010, 07:28 AM)
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Can't believe it's almost out already. :D
(10-14-2010, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Treb

Can't believe it's almost out already. :D

Me neither :D

Any preorder/first week deals of note?
(10-14-2010, 07:36 AM)
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(10-14-2010, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by nincompoop

Me neither :D

Any preorder/first week deals of note?

If I can read CAG correctly (sometimes people just speak so odd over there), Toys R Us is offering a $10 GC along with a strategy guide for the game.

Also, I believe Kmart (for anyone who has one) is offering a 20 dollar gaming coupon or something
(10-14-2010, 07:42 AM)
This game looks great and adorable.

Thanks to NoE, I'll be able to play it 3 months minimum after everyone else has enjoyed it.

...And they wonder why people mod their Wii's?
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(10-14-2010, 07:44 AM)
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What is this Q1 2011 of which you speak?
(10-14-2010, 07:48 AM)
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What!? It comes out in 3 days?
(10-14-2010, 07:51 AM)
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Got Gorillaz on Saturday night in Chicago, then driving back and getting Kirby in the morning. Gonna be a great weekend!!
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(10-14-2010, 07:54 AM)
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(10-14-2010, 08:25 AM)
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New fucking Kirby!
(10-14-2010, 08:49 AM)
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I really hope this game is good, been looking forward to it for a while.
(10-14-2010, 09:01 AM)
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man I could totally see yarn kirby in the next smash bros, along with an epic yarn stage. God I wish nintendo would release another smash bros. haha
Cranky. Very cranky.
Rather sarcastic to boot.
(10-14-2010, 09:10 AM)
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And I helped!
Corporate Apologist
(10-14-2010, 09:40 AM)
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So nice to see the day is almost here :D
erotic butter maelstrom
(10-14-2010, 09:44 AM)
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This shall be mine.

OP title sounds like Ralph Wiggum.
(10-14-2010, 09:45 AM)
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Awesome OP!

Of all the games released this year, I've looked forward to this one the most by far. The game is so beautiful, and I <3 Kirby.
(10-14-2010, 09:45 AM)
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I'm excited.
(10-14-2010, 09:47 AM)
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Fuck you NoE >:(
erotic butter maelstrom
(10-14-2010, 09:47 AM)
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does this require the use of the nunchuck controller?
Freezie KO
(10-14-2010, 09:47 AM)
My pants feel like hype.

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