Kirby's Epic Yarn looks EXACTLY like 1992 TV advert

The magnificent art style for Kirby's Epic Yarn on Wii is wondrous and new, right? Well, actually, it isn't even new to Kirby. A Japanese TV advert from 1992 clearly shows yarn-based Kirby, with similar animation and identical colour palette to advertise classic platformer Kirby's Adventure. Look!

And here's the E3 trailer of the new Wii game. Looks mighty similar, no?

The revelation comes from a Destructoid user commenting on this story, which states the inspiration fro Kirby's Epic Yarn came from a Japanese stop-motion yarn movie (which, handily, nobody at Nintendo remembers the name of - nice way to get around the royalties issues there, guys). Of course, the devs could have been talking about this very advert, in which case everyone's confused about nothing.

Either way, the new game is still getting us excited. Quick fact: the Wii game's art style is actually made not of yarn, but of awesome. It's quite rare to find pure awesome ore in sufficient quantities to smelt anything substantial these days, but Nintendo seems to be sitting on a very rich vein at the moment.

01 Sep, 2010

Source: Destructoid




  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 2, 2010 2:32 a.m.

    @scrollboi12 I see what you mean when you say it looks casual, everything being so colorful and so kiddie friendly. The first time I saw this, after thinking how fuzzy and cuddly it looked, I thought "this looks kind of kiddie." That said, Nintendo puts a lot of good effort into their core games for their franchises, so I'm sure this will be worth it.
  • purple_omlet - September 1, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    wait... is kirby able to fly in this game like normal?
  • Thequestion 121 - September 1, 2010 10:40 p.m.

    Can't wait for this game.
  • Hotdiddykong - September 1, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    @scrollboi12 Oh and "casual crap"? Kirby games are hard not casually easy so don't bullshit just because of the art style
  • Hotdiddykong - September 1, 2010 7 p.m.

    Wow thats unexpected, the games gonna be awesome especially with the art design @scrollboi12 No one cares what fanboys like you say, your wasting your life bashing something that's good, now go troll somewhere esle
  • batmanboy11 - September 1, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    That's f'ed up. Maybe they've had this idea for a while...
  • hatebreeder - September 1, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    I never was one for a being a fan of kirby but damn it if that doesn't look awesome. Fair enough the music is a little too chirpy for my tastes but the game itself looks fun as hell. Sadly just another reason I want a wii, but will never ever buy one. Good find, hier justin.
  • BigWillis - September 1, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    Why do I need to verify my age for a KIRBY trailer?!
  • scrollboi12 - September 1, 2010 12:30 p.m.

    Hmmm... to me it looks like casual crap... You guys can belive what you want. Oh, and I gave my Wii to my 8 year old sister 2 years ago, so maybe she can get it....
  • DaBadGuy - September 1, 2010 11:24 a.m.

    Doesn't matter where the idea came from, this game is going to be awesome and fucking adorable.
  • Games_Radar_DaveMeikleham - September 1, 2010 10:34 a.m.

    @GoldenMe Eh, you do realise there's that whole pesky 'UK being 6-8 hours ahead of the States' thang, right? Rest assured, Justin is not writing stories for the site at 3am in his undercrackers.
  • hazelam - September 1, 2010 10:18 a.m.

    somebody beat you to it by a couple of months.
  • GoldenMe - September 1, 2010 9:56 a.m.

    Justin, why are you still awake?
  • Akitchenspoon - September 1, 2010 9:51 a.m.

    lol pure awesome ore
  • murraydonald - September 1, 2010 9:49 a.m.

    this game is gonna rock

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