Nintendo announced today that the loveable hero Kirby will finally make his long-awaited return on February 25 2011 in Europe, exclusively for the Wii. In Kirby’s beautiful and ingenious environment, literally everything reflects the game’s inventive textile theme, and Kirby can reveal secret areas and hidden simply by grabbing hold of zips or swinging on buttons. Not only is Kirby himself made of wool, he can now transform himself into an amazing array of new forms, such as a dolphin, a UFO, a steam train or even a giant robot. His famous sucking attack has been replaced with a yarn whip, which he uses to thrash and disarm enemies, unravel foes or roll them up into balls of yarn and throw them. The game’s storyline sees Kirby thrown into a fabric world called Patch Land by the evil sorcerer, Yin-Yarn, and transformed into woollen string in the process. After Yin-Yarn breaks Patch Land into pieces, it’s up to Kirby and his ally, Prince Fluff, to sew Patch Land back together again. A game for all ages, children, grandparents and serious gamers alike can enjoy the twists and turns of Kirby’s exploits playing together in a co-operative two-player mode. Kirby’s Epic Yarn is the first new home console game in the Kirby series since 2003’s Kirby Air Ride for the GameCube, as well as being the first ever Kirby game created exclusively for the Wii. Don’t forget, it’s out February 25, 2011.