Untangle the Fun in Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U

New Yarn Yoshi amiibo Figures Compatible with the Game

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–What’s warm and fuzzy all over, but will keep you glued to the edge of
your seat? None other than the Yoshi’s
Woolly World
game, launching exclusively for Wii
on Oct. 16. In his new adventure, a yarn-ified Yoshi must explore
a sewing basket’s worth of beautifully handcrafted stages created out of
yarn, buttons and various fabrics to unravel secrets and tie up enemies.
But don’t be fooled by the game’s cuddly appearance: While players will
find it intuitive to pick up and play, finding all the game’s many
collectibles and conquering its numerous challenges will challenge even
veteran players. For the first time in a game starring Yoshi, players
who want to share the fun can team up with a friend to take on the
adventure together in local multiplayer. The game also offers creative amiibo
support for the new Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures and even compatible
classic figures from the Super Smash Bros., Splatoon and
Super Mario series.

“With a distinctive look, engaging game play that can be enjoyed solo or
with a friend and fun amiibo support, Yoshi’s Woolly World is a
must-have game for Wii U this holiday season,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“It’s rare that a game can be both forgiving for newcomers, yet also
pose a challenge for veteran gamers, but Yoshi’s Woolly World masterfully
delivers a layered experience that everyone can enjoy.”

Each stage in Yoshi’s Woolly World looks stunning and overflows
with lovingly crafted details, challenges and hidden secrets. In the
game, Kamek has returned and is turning everything into wool. Yoshi must
rescue his friends and stop Kamek’s mischief. By tossing balls of yarn
in multiple directions, Yoshi can tie up enemies, knit platforms and
reveal helpful items. While making it to the end of the stage is a
challenge unto itself, each level in the game is packed with fun
collectibles just waiting to be found. Some might be hiding behind a
wall that can only be revealed by pulling on a loose string, while
locating others might involve a little creative thinking to solve an
environmental puzzle. Less experienced players can also activate Mellow
Mode to more easily reach hard-to-access locations in the game. Bringing
along a friend in the game’s fun co-op mode makes discovering all these
secrets even more satisfying. (Additional controllers are required for
multiplayer mode and are sold separately.)

Two players can play through the entire story together in local
multiplayer, with each player controlling his or her own yarn Yoshi. By
gobbling up their allies, players can turn the other yarn Yoshi into a
ball to toss him to hard-to-reach areas. This is great when searching
for collectibles and hidden areas … but also fun for people who just
want to cause a little harmless mayhem. At the end of each stage, each
player’s score is tallied to see who emerged victorious. It’s up to
players to decide if they want to cooperate or take a more competitive
approach to determining who can be the best in each stage.

New soft Yarn Yoshi amiibo figures in green, pink and light blue launch
on Oct. 16, the same day as the game. The green Yarn Yoshi amiibo can be
purchased as part of a bundle that includes the game and amiibo at a
suggested retail price of $59.99. The pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi
amiibo figures can be purchased individually at a suggested retail price
of $16.99. A green Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo will also launch in limited
supplies on Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. All four of
these snuggly amiibo figures can be tapped into the game to activate
Double Yoshi in single-player mode. Double Yoshi creates a second Yoshi
character that can be used to help collect items and overcome level
challenges. Yoshi’s look can also be altered by tapping one of dozens of
compatible classic amiibo figures in the Super Smash Bros., Splatoon
and Super Mario series of amiibo. By doing this, players can unlock
patterns that cannot otherwise be unlocked in the game. Players can also
collect all five Wonder Wool bundles in stages to unlock additional
patterns for Yoshi.

Yoshi’s Woolly World launches in stores, the Nintendo eShop on
Wii U and Nintendo.com
on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information
about Yoshi’s Woolly World, visit http://yoshiswoollyworld.nintendo.com/.
For a list of all amiibo that are compatible with the game, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

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interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
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