Kirby's Epic Yarn: Metaknight and DeDeDe confirmed, screens and vid inside

Right off the bat, Epic Yarn looks and plays like no other Kirby game before it. This welcome departure led us to believe some of Kirby's classic villains might take a breather, but today's new screens and trailer reveal the dastardly DeDeDe and malicious Metaknight are indeed still part of this adventure.

Above: Today's trailer, which has a brief glimpse at both villains

Last week I had a chance to play the DeDeDe boss, and I must say it was pretty damn tough - a good sign, because the early levels, while utterly adorable, were easier than the easiest thing you've ever done in your life. Naturally the battle was all about learning a pattern, but there was an extra challenge with De this time around, as he was being controlled by some form of off-screen puppetry. You had to dodge, counterattack and eventually stun DeDeDe, then hop on his back to reach the strings and buttons that are usually just out of each. Tough stuff, made a bit easier with two players (shout out to Prince Fluff!)

Then there's Metaknight, who I didn't see until this morning's assets came through. While DeDeDe appeared to be under someone else's control, Metaknight attacks Kirby of his own free will. How did he end up in the yarn world? Why is he bothering to attack Kirby when he should be searching for a way out? Guess we'll find out in a couple of weeks. Uh, unless you live in the UK, in which case you have to wait for 2011. No idea why that is, but it's plain cruel.

More screens here!

October 4, 2010




  • Strangleme - October 5, 2010 2:17 a.m.

    SHIT!!! Disgustingly.
  • Strangleme - October 5, 2010 2:17 a.m.

    Oh my god!!! That's so digustingly adorable, I almost hurled!! I can't wait to get this!!!
  • JPorFavor - October 5, 2010 2:06 a.m.

    That Meta Knight fight looks more epic than the one in Super Star, and much more adorable.
  • TeslaVonMagnus - October 4, 2010 11:49 p.m.

    I'm going to pick it up asap once it releases, it's so adorably awesome!
  • Strangleme - October 4, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    I'm so looking forward to this game. Surprisingly it'll be my first Kirby experience. It looks too fuckin' sweet to pass up.
  • johnthe5th - October 4, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    @JLThatshilarious: Well if most people don't even realize that the title of the game is a pun, I'm pretty sure they won't be able to think up something clever like that.
  • JLThatshilarious - October 4, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    Don't understand why nobody's called Meta Knight "Meta Knit" yet. GEDDIT!!?
  • LordsOfTechno - October 4, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    I can't watch the video. Each time I refresh the page the DVD advert works totally fine but then the video player decides to be audio only for the Kirby gameplay footage... :(
  • Zepaw - October 4, 2010 6:57 p.m.

    I live me some metaknight.
  • 510BrotherPanda - October 4, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    Ever since Kirby's Dreamland, I've always thought Dedede's theme was one of Nintendo's most iconic boss themes, next to Ridley's (starting from Super Metroid to now) and K. Rool. I wasn't into Bowser's until Mario 64.
  • Felixthecat - October 4, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    It's... glorious.
  • spikedavies - October 4, 2010 6:06 p.m.

    Wish they were playable...
  • WillisTron - October 4, 2010 5:22 p.m.


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