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Leaked Yoshi's Land Wii U seemingly confirmed as a real thing by retail

You might remember that immediately after the Wii U's US launch a user of Neo GAF managed to accidentally hack into the console's debug menu, discovering a couple of unannounced game titles in the process. One of those, Yoshi's Land, has just turned up on retailer listings, with what sounds like an official description.

Both Future Shop (opens in new tab) and Best Buy Canada (opens in new tab) are listing Yoshi's Land as a real, bona fide thing you'll soon be able to buy and stick in a Wii U. Well we say 'soon'. Both retailers are listing an estimated release date of New Year's Eve 2013. Though that's probably very much a placeholder date, actually translating to 'some time in 2013'.

As for the game's description? Future Shop are listing the game as thus:

'Join everyone's favourite dinosaur in his first big starring role on Nintendo Wii U - Yoshi's Land. Utilise the power of the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad to enjoy dual-screen fun in this epic adventure with stunning HD graphics and connectivity with the MiiVerse'

Hmmm. 'everyone's favourite dinosaur'. Jurassic Park T-Rex is going to be sad. No official word from Nintendo on this one yet, but we'll let you know as soon as there is any.

Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.