Just before the end of year break, Nintendo has opened the official website for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World in Japan: click here to check it out! They also uploaded the usual overview video, which introduces the main features of the game, and also details the amiibo features.
Here’s the overview video for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World:
Next, here’s the various gameplay clips from the official website, that we gathered and merged into a single video for your viewing convenience (NB: some of the clips do not have any sound):
One of the exclusive features of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is the 30 stop-motion short movies. Today, uploaded one on YouTube, so that players can see what to expect from those shorts!
Here it is:
And here’s a bonus episode, looking back at Yoshi’s history ever since his appearance in Super Mario World:
Next, we have more details about how amiibo are used in Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World. What you can do in-game depends on the amiibo you use:
- Yarn Poochy amiibo: in a regular course, tapping it summons Poochy, so that he can lend you a hand. In a Poochy Dash level, tapping this amiibo unlock a special Time Attack level. If you beat those, you can unlock special patterns for Pouchy, which can be stored in the amiibo;
- (Yarn) Yoshii amiibo: just like in the original, you can summon a second Yarn Yoshi in Single Player;
- any other amiibo: you unlock a special pattern for Yoshi.
About the last category of amiibo: pretty much all the amiibo are compatible, and unlock a special pattern. Therefore, we’re only going to list amiibo which give a basic pattern:
- Lucario (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Charizard (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Greninja (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Jigglypuff (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Mewtwo (Super Smash Bros. series)
- Animal Crossing amiibo cards (all series)
- Chibi-Robo (Chibi-Robo series)
- Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight series)
- all Monster Hunter series amiibo
Finally, here’s a few extra screenshots:
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS) comes out on January 19th in Japan, and February 3rd in Europe and North America.