Yoshi's Land spotted for Wii U

Retailer listings suggest longtime sidekick getting own game for new system; will offer dual-screen play and Miiverse integration.

Longtime Mario sidekick Yoshi is featured in Wii U launch game Nintendo Land, but he may be getting a game of his own. Listings at Best Buy and its subsidiary Future Shop for "Yoshi's Land" have appeared and even revealed details about the unannounced game.

The product description for Yoshi's Land says players will see Yoshi as never before: in high definition. Additionally, the game will make use of the Wii U GamePad for dual-screen play and will also boast "full integration" with Nintendo's social service Miiverse.

A Nintendo representative was not immediately available for comment.

The Wii U launched in North America on November 18 and sold 400,000 units during its launch week. The system comes to Europe and Australia November 30 before launching in Japan on December 8.

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104 comments
tgwolf
tgwolf

First of all this is a good game line. Second, it is SO GOOD to see something other than a blood bath on the horizon! You will all understand now when I say that the Wii U is looking good...

hangman000
hangman000

Finally! I have to get this.Got tired of NSMB.Any way is mario fucking yoshi instead of toad like in that other Thumbnail?

nini200
nini200

CAN Not Friggin Wait To Preorder this

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

As long as it doesn't have an annoying crying baby mechanic, I'm in, lol.

JoonKimDMD
JoonKimDMD

Yoshi Island was one of my favorite games.

LordelX
LordelX

Nintendo has finally figured it out. Don't announce first party titles until just before release...give third party developers a chance to sell their product to an audience who traditionally only buys first pary software. Interested to see how that will work out for them.

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

This is one of those games that just couldn't be done on the crappy ps3, xbox could probably pull it off though.

brxricano
brxricano

Damn Wario needs his own game. I loved his kickass GBA games. Disrespecting monsters, stealing all the gold he can find, threatening his nephew Mario making him look like the bitch of the family LMAO (but never really having a problem with Luigi? Strange.) destroying entire worlds...seriously enough with the WarioWare shit stop insulting him as the host of wacky games and drawing stuff put him on a money grubbing quest with....damn he had like 5-7 different attacks! How is this not a good idea?? What is wrong with Nintendo??

FrogDude14
FrogDude14

No babies would be a nice chance of things.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

Yoshi deserves this he has always been a pretty cool Nintendo character.  I'm hoping this will be good!

Jaxith
Jaxith

Thinking back on it, I loved Yoshi when I was a kid.  I kept beggin for Yoshi's Island until I got it, and I loved it.  My first game on the N64?  Yoshi Story.   I loved that too.  I always really liked being able to pick out your favorite colored Yoshi, so if they're making a new game I hope it's Yoshi and all of his friends!

 

...Actually...  Wow, I'm actually kinda excited over this.  I know nothing's been confirmed, but just the thought of it is making me want a Wii U.  I mean, come on; they gave Luigi a mansion!  ...A MANSION!  ... Granted, it was haunted, but still.  I think Yoshi definately deserves his own private island!

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

hopefully it's a sequel to yoshi's island or has that same type of gameplay.  I'm hoping the graphics are beautiful and hand drawn like yoshi's island except hi res :P

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Yoshi deserves another starring shot. Super Mario World Yoshi's Island was Yoshi at this greatest so a Wii U outing should Rock.

squall_83
squall_83

Wasn't this listed in that hack that someone found for Miiverse on day one? I thought Nintendo said that was just a "fake mock up" lol.

eaterofsouls2
eaterofsouls2

Looking forward to this!  Yoshi games share a special place in my heart.

 

Not only was yoshi's island the 1st video game I ever played, but it was the 1st one I ever beat and played a lot.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

What I really want right now is an F-Zero. It has been too long! And a proper Star Fox too. 

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Just saying, Star Fox or Donkey Kong should get a sequel before this.

tgwolf
tgwolf

 @nini200 Don't know about preorder, but this looks good...

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

 @LordelX

 

Hold off announcing first party titles? At this point isn't it a given that we'll get Mario, Metroid, Zelda and Donkey Kong games regularly?

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

 @LordelX Hmm... Do you think the 3DS would have had a better launch had Nintendo never announced its 1st party titles? Their strategy for it was to hold off to allow 3rd party titles a chance to sell, but people were already well aware of what was coming.

SangheliZealotX
SangheliZealotX

 @Rivboets7 He's better than any of the sony charcters definitely. I'm surprised sony hasn't ripped him off yet.

zen120
zen120

@kavadias1981 I don't mean to be rude, but please don't post these things in the comments when we've already heard people demand those games like a million times.

NiteX
NiteX

 @kavadias1981 A new Star Fox, F-Zero, and some form of new Wave Race would make me incredibly interested in purchasing a Wii U.

LinkLuigi
LinkLuigi

 @JDWolfie Well, DK64...don't hold your breath. I doubt Nintendo's gonna remake something with the Rare logo on it, or we'd have a direct sequel to Mario RPG. 64, I agree. And not some "on the ground railshooter bullcrap...

 

...unless the production goes to someone other than Nintendo. I want the flying sections to be the good ol' 64, but the on ground combat like, I dunno, some shooter that does it right.

 

Now I'm having a nerdgasm.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @SangheliZealotX  @Rivboets7 

I think Clank comes closest to representing what Yoshi is, but really, enough with the Sony hate, they've made some great characters also. 

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@zen120 I am just posting my opinion. That is the point of a comments section. Just because others share that opinion, doesn't mean I should keep mine to myself. How very rude of you.

zen120
zen120

@LinkLuigi @JDWolfie Ummm . . . nintendo technically owns all of rare's donkey kong-based games, including 64 (it may just be the IP's though, not sure),

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

 @abHS4L88  @hangman000 Crash got sold. Never the same afterwards. Q_Q

 

The thing is, that's what happens with Sony and Microsoft. They have "1st party companies" that make games for them, but the characters belong more to those companies than they do. Mario, Yoshi, Samus, Link, DK, and the rest ALL BELONG TO BIG N, who then gives their 1st party companies (like Retro Studios) the rights to work with those characters. Crash wasn't made by Sony, but Naughty Dog, so Crash got tossed out when Naughty didn't want him anymore. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @chipwithdip   @hangman000 

What happened with Crash again? 

 

Well you can always sell IPs, it's not like it's permanently with the company. Oh, I misread your statement about Sonic, my apologizes :3

 

Rayman is an excellent platformer from Ubisoft and Indie developers have been busting out some amazing platform games like Spolosionman, Mighty Switch Force, Shantae, and Fez. 

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

 @abHS4L88  @hangman000 Didn't stop Naughty Dog from throwing away Crash, although you do make sense there. I know Sonic has always been a platformer. I said he was also one of the best platformers, but he's not from Big N.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @chipwithdip  @hangman000  

Naught Dog is 1st party and Insomniac is 2nd party. Any 1st party games are owned by Sony, 2nd party, well it depends on the IP. 

 

The core Sonic games have always been platformers. 

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

 @hangman000  @abHS4L88  @SangheliZealotX  @Rivboets7 Nintendo made almost ALL the best platformers. Mario, DK, and Kirby. Doesn't get better than them...except Sonic and Ratchet. Jak was more of an adventure game.

 

P.S.: Jak and Ratchet belong to Naughty Dog and Insomniac. They don't really belong to Sony. Just like Spyro and Crash, they can be given away without Sony's consent at any time.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@shadowdoggg @RPG_Fan_I_Am @NiteX seems to me that Nintendo should have spent more time listening to what gamers wanted rather than force feeding us they THINK we wanted. The fact that they gave us NSMBU and Nintendo land just goes to show that they weren't. Oh well, maybe someday ay.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @zen120  @LinkLuigi  @JDWolfie 

You're right, which is why Retro was able to make Donkey Kong Country Returns despite the Country games being made by Rare. 

 

It's like how the developers who made Banjo-Kazooie are teaming up to make the true spiritual successor to Banjo-Tooie instead of a flat out sequel since Microsoft owns the IP.