I may be recovering from a week of the flu, but this latest trailer from Nintendo's Yoshi's New Island certainly isn't helping me distinguish between reality and a dream state. Titled "It's a Shell of a Time" the trailer is just so colorful and cheerful, with Yoshi chirruping and swallowing everything that he pleases. The world's foggy, painted state is quite clearly representative of a fugue or dream. Ack, I need to go take a nap.
With Yoshi's New Island it's safe to say we know exactly what we'll get from the game, just like a majority of every other Nintendo release in the past few years. Nintendo's going through an era of rebuilding their brand, it seems, and introducing a new generation to the staple franchises that many older gamers simply refer to as the classics. I don't expect Yoshi's New Island to be outstanding, but I do expect it be be comfortable. Like a fresh apple pie made from fruit picked from the tree in the yard.
Yoshi's New Island is planned for release on March 14, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.