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Two Nintendo favorites are at it again.
Two beloved Nintendo characters are getting new standalone games in 2018, the company announced during a streaming press event on Tuesday.
A new Kirby game that, for now, is simply titled Kirby, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch next year alongside a colorful new Yoshi game, also named after its titular character.
Both games beg to be played with friends, as the trailers tease creative cooperative options and, in Kirby’s case, three additional options of playable characters.
In the brief look at Kirby that Nintendo gave viewers, the pink, sword-wielding hero rampages through a soft, colorful world, slurping up enemies in true Kirby style. The trailer doesn’t reveal much, but it hints at a streamlined world that allows for multiple approaches to gameplay.
The game trailer for Yoshi, meanwhile, brings to mind both Paper Mario and Little Big Planet, A supremely touchable, fuzzy-looking Yoshi leaps from platform to platform and hurls his trail of eggs at opponents with what looks to be improved accuracy.
The trailer invites you to discover the “flip side” and reveals the other half to their whimsical world that hides just behind paper walls and cardboard buildings.
Both games drip with childhood wonder, offering a fun and colorful distraction from the outside world. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until an unknown date sometime in 2018 to get our hands on them.
Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.