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Kirby's Epic Yarn review: Warm and fuzzy

Kirby's Epic Yarn is clearly intended for children. Even more than other Kirby games. Its cutscenes are storybook sequences narrated by a single voice actor, who does little voices for each character. The main antagonist is an evil knitter. You are pulled into a magical sock. You can't die. But e...

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The Epic Yarn of how Fluff's game became Kirby's

Kirby's Epic Yarn bears little resemblance to traditional Kirby games, and it partners the beloved pink sphere with a new character, Prince Fluff. It turns out, according to an Iwata Asks interview with Good-Feel and Nintendo staff, that there's a good reason for both -- Epic Yarn was originally Pri...

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Thank Japan for this new Kirby's Epic Yarn trailer

Nintendo announced the Japanese release date for Kirby's Epic Yarn -- October 14 -- and released a new trailer for the occasion. We've embedded it after the break, but we encourage you to go to Nintendo's site anyway, for the most charming video controls you'll ever, ever see....

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Nintendo bringing fall lineup, new WiiWare game to PAX

Visitors to Nintendo's PAX booth will be able to try out some upcoming Wii games, including Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns, along with anticipated third-party games Goldeneye 007 and NBA Jam. Next week's Metroid: Other M will also be on display. Nintendo will also show a new WiiWa...

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Gran Turismo 5 wins 'best of' Gamescom awards 2010

The Gamescom awards have been handed out by an "expert jury" from the publishing and media sector, with Gran Turismo 5 taking the "Best of Gamescom" award. Unlike the E3 Game Critics Awards, which is a collaborative effort by outlets you've heard of, the Gamescom accolades appear to come from six f...

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Nintendo dates Q4 lineup, announces Bit.Trip Fate

Nintendo sent out one of its seasonal mega-press releases, announcing pretty much everything at once. Its whole fall Wii lineup now has solid release dates, with newly dated games including: Kirby's Epic Yarn: October 17 Wii Party: October 3 PokePark Wii: November 1 FlingSmash: November 7 ...

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Visual overload: Nintendo's E3 Wii lineup

Nintendo brought most of its franchises back into active duty this year (sorry, Clu Clu Land!), flooding its upcoming Wii lineup with new games starring familiar characters. We've collected all the screenshots and trailers we had yet to post from Nintendo's crowded slate of Wii releases, along with ...

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Preview: Kirby's Epic Yarn

click to see Kirby's Epic ScreenshotsThough Nintendo announced games in all its major franchises simultaneously, it's not playing it safe within those franchises. Kirby's Epic Yarn, for example, is still a cutesy side-scroller, like other Kirby games, but it presents a new art style that seems pre...

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Kirby's Epic Yarn coming to the Wii this fall

Nintendo has announced a brand new Kirby game, coming to the Wii this fall. Kirby's Epic Yarn features an all-new art style for Kirby, with the character drawn in yarn and threads, and the backgrounds of the game looking as if they were created with sewn fabric. The game has Kirby wandering a 2D pl...

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