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Nintendo E3 2013 3DS: Yoshi's New Island trailer + images
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June 11, 2013, 18:58:40
 

Nintendo didn't forget about Yoshi, showing off a new trailer for the 3DS game, which finally has a name. To be honest the art style is still a bit iffy to me, but I'm excited nonetheless. Yoshi!


Yoshi's New Island will be releasing during the holiday season of 2013.

Check out the trailer and stay tuned for any more details that come in from E3!


Source: Nintendo Direct / Nintendo's Youtube channel

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Posted: 06/11/13, 18:58:40  - Edited by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:05:03    
 
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WOW, that looked painful at the 0:12 mark.


Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 19:00:12
Wow. I think this looks gorgeous, except for the Yoshi/Mario character.

Seriously, that's the one part of the presentation that seems weird to me.

@TriforceBun
EDIT -

Haha, I used this face originally
When I meant this

Dum dee dummm...


Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 19:00:56  - Edited by 
 on: 06/11/13, 19:05:05
Arzest developing this game.

Arzest is a newer company comprised of...uh, former Artoon members...


Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:43:23
Looks fun. I bet it will look better visually ON the small screen. The videos won't do it justice on the computer.


Posted by 
 on: 06/11/13, 23:45:58
I know it's hard to tell from just a trailer, but the music I heard didn't really "wow" me. Hopefully there are some better, more upbeat tunes later in the game.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:16:48
The more I see, the more I like. I'm still not a huge fan of the art direction, but it's growing on me.

@TriforceBun



Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:25:46
Yoshi's feet are just to darn big... it's like he has clown shoes on! Otherwise, this is a lot better looking than the Yoshi's Island DS game. Hopefully it'll be better designed. Since there's not multiple babies this time, it already has the edge. Though I don't like the "New" in the title.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 00:45:47
@TriforceBun Oh dear god no.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:11:22
I think it, graphically, looks like a pile of assholes... like a prerendered Gameboy Advance game. But it's all about gameplay and design, of course. If it succeeds in those areas, I'll get it on day one.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:35:07
I never really thought about what a pile of assholes would look like graphically.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:37:31
Yeah, the art style's gross, like they spilled old school DKC all over my YI. Maybe it'll look better in 3D or something I dunno. Gameplay looks like YI which... was always a little boring to me tbh.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:39:49
@TriforceBun

This was my fear. I'll just stick with the original Yoshi's Island.


@Hinph

You're right, it does look like a prerendered GBA game.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:39:59
Looks okay, sign me up.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 01:40:19
Really not sure about this one. Arzest don't inspire confidence, and something about the visuals (even though improved from the initial reveal) still doesn't look right.

This should have been developed by Good Feel in tandem with the Wii U game or something.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:10:43
@PabloXl5

Like... poopy assholes, replete with hemorrhoids, each leaking out diarrhea, blood, and semen.

What I'm trying to say is that the game looks really fucking bad.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:14:32
Wow, haha, really you guys? I don't think it looks bad at all.

Wasn't Yoshi's Island like..crayon? This looks between that and Yoshi's Story (to me).

How do you WANT it to look? Like every other game?

EDIT- AND it kinda has a watercolory Valkyria Chronicles thing going on. It'll be fiiiiiine.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:19:58  - Edited by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:21:45
@Mr_Mustache
It looks like they were going for something cool and then just failed at it completely. Like, they went for a cool painted style but they weren't very good at painting. Or maybe the pre-rendered look killed their good painting. I don't know, it's hard to explain, but it just looks WRONG.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:29:43
@Het_Nkik

Well, we can revisit again when the gallery opens (..release day..), right? It might be TBTE!

(THE BEST THING EVER -- ALL CAPS)


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:32:14
Wow, most of you guys are crazy. The art style is fantastic in this game, IMO. Very stylized!


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:45:14
I think it's a combination of things that are kinda funky.

The pre-rendered characters bring to mind Mario Vs. Donkey Kong or SMRPG, and not really in a good way. What would look neat in the mid-90's looks pretty dated today when there're much smoother and stylized ways to convey character designs in games.

Regarding the environments, it's a little tougher to elaborate on, but I'll try. The backgrounds seem overly dark, while the foregrounds are unusually bright, making them clash. Not bright like pastel (i.e. original Yoshi's Island), but like...a weird neon color that kind of distracts from the characters. The color palette doesn't really compliment itself well; dark blue and super bright green and bold orange are all kind of thrown together willy-nilly. The field area looks softer and better, but it still suffers from strangely dark backgrounds (like the hills).

Conversely, I think if this game looked like NSMBU's painting stage throughout, it'd be gorgeous. As is, it's a good idea marred by iffy artistic talent. That kind of sounds mean but I think it's what happened here.


Posted by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:50:27  - Edited by 
 on: 06/12/13, 02:53:04
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