Pushing reset on Kirby and Yoshi
It's not a shock that Nintendo announced a new Kirby game and a new Yoshi game, but it is surprising that they're spartanly named Kirby and Yoshi respectively. Those two franchises are always loaded with subtitles – Wooly World, Epic Yarn, Planet Robobot – so it looks like Nintendo is intentionally trying to get back to basics. The Kirby gameplay we saw looked like a faithful, meat-and-potatoes update of the seminal Dream World. Yoshi evoked the slow-paced, kid-friendly puzzles (and the nursery-rhyme soundtrack) that distinguishes that character's solo games from the grander Mushroom Kingdom. Expect both games in 2018.