It has been a few months since the announcement of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, the expanded port of the lovable Wii U platformer, but just days ago Nintendo updated the game site to include the Nintendo 3DS version. Besides just being all warm and fuzzy, the site gives visitors the rundown on new features to expect in the portable edition.
For one thing, gamers can look forward to the addition of Poochy Pups in Mellow Mode. The trio of crocheted canines will not only sniff out secrets hidden in the levels but also act as projectiles in a pinch. The Papa (Mama?) Poochy will have levels of their own, exclusive to the 3DS. If you have use the Poochy amiibo (released as a bundle with game or sold separately), the helpful sidekick can be summoned and, during the Poochy solo stages, reveal additional challenges that unlock Poochy designs.
All you artsy types will certainly get a kick out of the new “Craft Mode,” found at the Yoshi Hut. Using the 3DS touchscreen, you’ll be able to design your Yoshi’s pattern. You can create up to 10 designs and even share your favorite through Streetpass! And just like the previous iteration, amiibo also unlock special Yoshi patterns but this time, more amiibo are compatible.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World launches in North America on February 3. The stand-alone copy retails for $39.99 while the bundle that includes a Poochy amiibo costs $49.99. A digital version will also be available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.