Yoshi's Island image bliss

Friday 25 August 2006
As wediscovered earlier this week, the glorious Yoshi's Island 2 is set to emerge on DS on 1 December, offering a brightly coloured ray of gaming sunshine among all the shadow-hugging, mook-murdering, violent darkness. And to give you something else to smile about, we've rustled up a handful of new screens - just hit the images tab for more goodness.

With three baby sidekicks - Mario, Donkey Kong and Princess Peach - Yoshi can call on a number of special abilities to help in his quest to rescue the island's kidnapped children. Baby Mario boosts your speed, Peach's umbrella lets you float and Donkey Kong can help you get to hard-to-reach platforms. We'll have more on Yoshi's idyllic outing real soon.

Above: Baby Kong's swinging skills help Yoshi zip around the lively 2D levels