Hal: Mario could star in his own ‘Epic Yarn’ style game

Hal manager Takashi Ikegami is really quite taken with Kirby’s Epic Yarn, so much so that he believes it could be the start of a brand new franchise outside of Kirby’s influence. Mario’s Epic Yarn, perchance? Ikegami thinks so.

“When I first saw them (the game’s visuals), I thought they were perfect for Kirby,” he says. “I think there’s a lot of potential for expanding this style to other series, like making a game called Mario’s Epic Yarn.

“That’s how well I thought the foundation had been laid, so I was really happy that from among all the characters available it was Kirby who was chosen. I also thought, ‘Aw man!’ Envy as a creator that we hadn’t thought of it first followed my initial joy.”

The yarn style really helped the game stand out, and I agree it was perfect for Kirby. Still, seeing it in other games would be very interesting. If you can find a way to give me a yarn-flavored Zelda game and somehow make it work, I’ll give you a damn trophy. 

Mario could star in an Epic Yarn game – Hal [Official Nintendo Magazine]

Hal manager Takashi Ikegami is really quite taken with Kirby’s Epic Yarn, so much so that he believes it could be the start of a brand new franchise outside of Kirby’s influence. Mario’s Epic Yarn, perchance? Ikegami thinks so.

“When I first saw them (the game’s visuals), I thought they were perfect for Kirby,” he says. “I think there’s a lot of potential for expanding this style to other series, like making a game called Mario’s Epic Yarn.

“That’s how well I thought the foundation had been laid, so I was really happy that from among all the characters available it was Kirby who was chosen. I also thought, ‘Aw man!’ Envy as a creator that we hadn’t thought of it first followed my initial joy.”

The yarn style really helped the game stand out, and I agree it was perfect for Kirby. Still, seeing it in other games would be very interesting. If you can find a way to give me a yarn-flavored Zelda game and somehow make it work, I’ll give you a damn trophy. 

Mario could star in an Epic Yarn game – Hal [Official Nintendo Magazine]

Jim Sterling