Yoshi’s New Island has giant eggs, giant bats

And a giant rainbow mallet

There was minimal 3DS news at Nintendo’s E3 direct, but they did squeak out a new trailer for their upcoming Yoshi’s Island sequel. The game looks a lot better in motion than it does in screenshots, with a clay + colored pencil style that stays true to the hand-drawn feel of the original. 

Other than that, there isn’t too much new to see. Still unclear if this game will be more like the near-perfect-original Yoshi’s Island or the just pretty good like Yoshi’s Story and Yoshi’s Island DS. Hopefully the title isn’t an indicator of the level of inspiration here. With Nintendo, “new” has become synonymous with “not that new”.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes