Yoshi for Nintendo Switch had been a surprising absence at E3 2018, but a decision that soon became understandable when it was revealed that the side-scrolling adventure had been delayed into 2019.
That’s not to mean that the game’s development has become troubled, with Nintendo of America senior product marketing manager Bill Trinen sharing at E3 2018 that it has “been making really good progress” and hinting that we will see it again later this year.
“It’s actually been making really good progress. They decided they wanted to make some improvements, so they’re going to take just a little bit more time on it and that’s why we’re not showing it this year at the show,” Trinen told IGN. “But I think you can look forward to some updates on it later in 2018.”
The game is being created with Unreal Engine 4, and sees the adorable Nintendo character explore a world that has been decorated like a miniature diorama – with each stage having two sides that you can flip between to explore different perspectives to discover surprises.
Yoshi for Nintendo Switch will release worldwide in 2019.