The new Yoshi game for the Nintendo Switch wasn’t just absent from E3; it’s also been delayed. According to Nintendo’s website, the upcoming co-op action platformer will now arrive in 2019.
The game was initially believed to launch at some point this year, with the hope more information would arrive during E3. However, concern rose after Nintendo’s E3 Direct didn’t include any updates on the next Yoshi title.
In an interview with IGN after the company’s Direct presentation, Nintendo’s Bill Trinen confirmed the game was still in development but would not be a part of the company’s E3 showcase. As for when fans can expect to hear more, Trinen said more news will arrive later this year. You can read his full statement below.
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. But I think you can look forward to some updates on it later in 2018.
The new Yoshi-themed puzzle-platformer was first revealed during E3 2017, with the tease that the game would feature a cardboard aesthetic and was being developed in Unreal Engine. Since then, details have been scarce, with the only notable update being a false leak that the Yoshi title would launch in June 2018.
While it’s not his standalone adventure, the iconic green dinosaur was recently confirmed to be joining many other Nintendo fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this December. The next entry in the brawler series will include every character that’s ever been in a previous Super Smash Bros. game, including all previous DLC and third-party options.
The untitled Yoshi game for Nintendo Switch is currently in development.