At E3 2017, Nintendo announced Yoshi's Crafted World, a quirky platformer with a unique art style that was originally set to launch for the Switch in 2018. Unfortunately for Yoshi fans, the game was delayed to 2019, but on the bright side, we now have a firm release date for the upcoming Switch exclusive.
As announced by Nintendo, Yoshi's Crafted World will launch on March 29. The game should appeal to fans of Yoshi's Woolly World, and it's worth pointing out that it also has a co-op mode for those who want to play through it with a friend.
Besides Yoshi's Crafted World, Nintendo also confirmed the release date for a similar title. Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn will launch a little earlier than Yoshi's Crafted World, on March 8, and it will be for the Nintendo 3DS. Perhaps one of the last Nintendo-published 3DS games, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is an enhanced port of Kirby's Epic Yarn, which stands as one of the Wii's highest-rated side-scrolling platformers.
While some Nintendo fans may not be too hyped about Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn or Yoshi's Crafted World, they still stand as some of the biggest Nintendo games launching in early 2019. In fact, Yoshi's Crafted World is the first big Switch exclusive of the new year, not counting the smaller scale No More Heroes game Travis Strikes Again, which will launch on January 18.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is definitely on the radar for fans of Suda51, and ever since Yoshi's Crafted World's original announcement at E3 2017, the game's unique art style has turned heads, but it's understandable some fans may be more interested in deeper experiences on the Switch. Luckily, 2019 is set to be one of the console's biggest years to date, with Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, and a main series Pokemon game all expected to launch for the Nintendo Switch by the end of the year.
Indeed, the Switch is poised to have a great 2019, and here's hoping Yoshi's Crafted World gets its momentum off on the right foot come March.
Yoshi's Crafted World launches on March 25 2019, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.