Yoshi Also Absent From E3; Possibly Coming In 2019
During last year’s E3 Treehouse Live we got to see the new Yoshi (tentative name) played on the Switch. It looked absolutely adorable and it became one of my most anticipated upcoming 2018 games. Interestingly enough, when March rolled out we got Kirby, which wasn’t even playable at E3. I figured Nintendo was positioning Yoshi for the holiday shopping season and that it was still slated for 2018.
Well, now that the first day of E3 has come and gone and Yoshi is a complete no-show, worry of a delay has begun to sink in. Indeed, Nintendo Life has reported that both on the European eShop and Nintendo UK’s site the game is now listed as a 2019 release. The U.S. site has not made this date change, instead displaying a 2018 release like it always has.
Kotaku caught up with Bill Trinen from Nintendo and asked about Yoshi. Bill said that “We’ll have updates later this year.”
So, is it delayed until 2019 or not? I’m leaning toward yes, otherwise it would have surely shown up at this year’s E3, where Nintendo said it was focusing on 2018 titles. It’s unfortunate, because all of the games I was so patiently waiting for (Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Metroid Prime 4, and now Yoshi) appear to have been pushed into 2019. This year is shaping up to be a big disappointment as far as first party releases are concerned for someone like me, who couldn’t care less about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For Nintendo’s sake I hope I’m in the minority.
[Source: Nintendo Life]
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