An item listing for a Wii U game called “Yoshi’s Land” has suspiciously appeared on the Best Buy and Future Shop websites. The game is priced at $59.99 with a tentative release of 2013. Best Buy’s listing even included a description!
According to Polygon, the product description read:
“Take Yoshi on an epic adventure to remember in Yoshi Land for Nintendo Wii U. Check out Yoshi as you’ve never seen him before: in glorious high definition. Enjoy dual-screen control thanks to the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad, while you’ll also be able to experience full integration with Nintendo’s MiiVerse service.”
Could this be real evidence that our favorite green dinosaur will be getting a new Wii U game? If so, this will be Yoshi’s first home console game since Yoshi’s Story in 1998. I for one, salivate at the idea of having a new Yoshi game done like Donkey Kong Country Returns. In fact, could the new Yoshi game possibly even be made by Retro Studios?
Shortly after the Wii U launch in America, a user actually accidentally stumbled on a Miiverse debug menu which had a section for a Yoshi game. That, combined with the retail listings, really makes the Yoshi game sound like it will be a thing. Keep in mind that Best Buy also had the Wii Mini listed up on its site before Nintendo announced it, and that turned out to be real.
Also, both Best Buy and Future Shop have taken down the listings since this story has been reported on. If that’s not even more evidence the Yoshi game is real, I don’t know what is.