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Yoshi's New Island European release date confirmed

posted 23 Jan 2014, 09:08 by Giles Jojo Bossman Jr   [ updated 23 Jan 2014, 09:34 by Subik Khawaja ]

The European release date for Yoshi's New Island, the first new Yoshi's Island game in 8 years has now been confirmed in a Nintendo press release. Releasing on the 14th of March, the same day as the US launch, Yoshi's New Moon has a special European pre-order bonus. When pre-ordering at UK retailer GAME, players can net themselves a handy Yoshi egg case which can be used to store games or other small items. The press release announcement states that this is indeed a sequel to Super Mario Bros 2: Yoshi's Island which was released for the Super NES. It also includes this description of Yoshi's upcoming adventure:

Rendered in a variety of art styles that illustrate the fairytale charm of the Yoshi universe, Yoshi’s New Island invites you to gobble up or stomp on enemies big and small in a bid to help safely reunite Baby Mario with his brother!

The tale of Yoshi’s New Island is a sequel to the Super Nintendo title Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, and is set in a new location, Egg Island. In this new chapter in the series, Baby Luigi has been whisked away once again, leaving it up to the Yoshi clan to keep Baby Mario out of harm’s way and embark on a mission of discovery.

The game is now available to pre-order in most major retailers.