Kirby's Epic Yarn was only announced at E3 2010 about four months ago, but the game is seeing the light of day already this Sunday, October 17th. The two player co-op platformer mashes a unique art style with classic platformer gameplay that reminded our own Sam Tyler of the recent Mario Bros game, minus the annoying knock your friends of the levels elements.
If you're a long time fan of the character and the series, you'll be happy to know that many of the classic bosses area making a comeback. GamesRadar has details.
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!)
If you need further info on the game, including a slick co-op trailer hit up the recently launched official site and click the extras link.
Kirby's Epic Yarn is out on October 17th exclusively for the Nintendo Wii with two player local co-op.