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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

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Cover art of Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn from various regions
Developer(s) Good-Feel, HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Japan March 7, 2019
NA March 8, 2019
Europe March 8, 2019
Australia March 9, 2019
South Korea April 12, 2019
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Supported languages Japanese, American English, British English, European French, Canadian French, Italian, German, Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Korean
Rating(s) ESRB: ESRB E rating.svg - Everyone
PEGI: PEGI 3.svg - 3+
CERO: CERO A rating.svg - All ages
Game size 11656 Blocks (1.4 GB)
Game chronology
Kirby Star Allies Super Kirby Clash
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An action game where a Kirby made of yarn uses a new set of abilities only possible with yarn. Along with various transformations, Kirby also has new Ravel Abilities.
— Other Games section in Super Kirby Clash and Kirby Fighters 2, and Past Adventures section in Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Kirby's Dream Buffet
Gameplay from Fountain Gardens

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is a spin-off title exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. It is an enhanced port of Kirby's Epic Yarn featuring some new content, including extra items, abilities, and game modes. Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn was the last Kirby game released for the Nintendo 3DS, and furthermore was the last Nintendo 3DS game that was physically released by Nintendo.

New features[edit]

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn features the following new content:

Ravel Abilities[edit]

Main article: Ravel Ability

These are six hats that operate similarly to Copy Abilities, giving Kirby new ways to attack opponents. They are as follows:

Ravel Abilities
Ability Description Ability Description
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A hat that allows Kirby to throw a bobbin on a string similar to the Yo-Yo.
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A pincushion hat that allows Kirby to throw marking pins at enemies.
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A hard hat that allows Kirby to toss exploding button bombs.
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A blue crown that allows Kirby to create vortexes that draw in beads when used.
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A weaving hat which causes any Yarn Balls Kirby makes to become larger when worn and allows him to make regular ones at any time.
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A wire hat and sword that allows Kirby to swipe at opponents.


Extra Game modes
Game Description
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An extra game mode which causes devilish creatures called Devils to chase Kirby through a given stage and try to harass him. If Kirby takes damage 5 times, he is defeated and forced to restart the stage. This mode is available to select whenever Kirby enters a stage.
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A Sub-Game which tasks King Dedede with moving through a fast-paced course as quickly as possible while collecting Fuse Beads and Luminas, defeating enemies, and avoiding hazards.
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Slash & Bead tasks Meta Knight with flying through courses in an auto-scrolling environment, collecting Fuse Beads and Luminas while defeating as many enemies as possible. In addition to obtaining beads from enemies, beads will also appear out in the open, or trapped inside balloons that can be popped with any attack.


55 new pieces of Furniture are available for decorating Kirby's Pad. These can be obtained by completing stages in Devilish Mode using Life Pieces.

Additionally, 36 Fuse Bead Mats can be completed by playing Slash & Bead and Dedede Gogogo.

The player can now also move and place items in Kirby's Pad with the touch screen.


Kirby can gain aesthetic hats if the player scans in a Kirby series amiibo figurine. These hats are tied to certain Ravel abilities.

Custom Ravel Abilities
Hat Related Ravel Ability Notes
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Star Hat
Knitting Needles This hat is based on Prince Fluff's crown.
KEEY King Dedede Hat screenshot.png

King Dedede Hat
KEEY Meta Knight Hat screenshot.png

Meta Knight Hat
Wire This is in fact not a hat but Meta Knight's mask.
KEEY Waddle Dee Hat screenshot.png

Waddle Dee Hat
Knitting Needles

Returning features[edit]

Main article: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Being a port, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn features nearly all of the content of the original game, including the stages, enemies, bosses, and other features. For information on this content, see the Kirby's Epic Yarn page or the navigation box below.

There is one notable feature that does not return, however. Due to the nature of the 3DS system, local multiplayer is no longer possible. As such, Prince Fluff is no longer playable, being relegated to a support role similar to Bandana Waddle Dee in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot. He will still appear during cutscenes and in the Goal Game. He also occasionally appears in the middle of a stage to give Kirby a star bead or a ravel ability.


Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn was first announced during the Nintendo Direct on September 13th, 2018. This direct revealed the name of the game, along with announcing several of its new features, albeit briefly. More information was later posted on Nintendo's official Twitter Page.

For a brief period, the North American page for Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn erroneously stated the game to be playable exclusively on 'New Nintendo 3DS' systems. This was later corrected.


List of staff in Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn  
Position Developer(s)
Director Kentaro Sei
Assistant Director Kazumasa Yonetani
Programming Director Satoshi Kobayashi
Planning Yusuke Yamauchi
Ayumi Iwai
Nazuno Inaba
Programming Tomonori Sakamoto
Boyang Zhao
Kunitaka Takeuchi
Yuya Ishikawa
Mitsuru Hakuta
Takanori Mori
Yusuke Oikawa
Kazuya Hashimoto
Design Takeshi Okazawa
Yoshihiro Hobo
Ayako Inoue
Midori Ishibashi
Yutaka Kurihara
Takeru Yoshida
Atusko Ichii
Takeshi Masuda
Music & Sound Effects Akihiro Juichiya
Soshiro Hokkai
Technical Artist Takeharu Umada
Concept Artists Tadanori Tsukawaki
Ichiho Yamada
Planning Manager Yuichi Abe
Programming Manager Koichi Yagi
Design Manager Masashi Tsuboyama
Voice Makiko Ohmoto (Kirby)
Tomoko Nakamura (Prince Fluff)
Yuko Tsuga (Japanese narrator)
Pablo Magaz (Latin Spanish narrator)
France Marien (French-Canadian narrator)
Dave White (American English narrator)
Paul Vaughan (British English narrator)
Olivier Deslandes (European French narrator)
Wolf Kähler (German narrator)
Massimo Marinoni (Italian narrator)
Carlos Riera (Castilian Spanish narrator)
Sun Lee (Korean narrator)
North American Localization
NOA Localization Management Nate Bihldorff
Reiko Ninomiya
Rich Amtower
Ann Lin
Tim O'Leary
Scot Ritchey
NOA Localization Rich Comegys
Marjolaine Drouin
Dan Fazio
Dutch Hixenbaugh
Ayaka Osakabe
Yanett Cepeda Valor
Thaddée Wiseur
European Localisation
NOE Localisation Producers Saskia Doorschodt
Jesús Díez García
NOE Localisation Martina Leonor Bassani
Andrea Jähn
Roby Liebetruth
Greg T. Sadownik
Eren Baykal
Gurvan Le Guen
Abdelkader Beldjilali
Giovanna Prati
Alessandro Pagano
Frithjof Koepp
Benedikt Grosser
Enrique Sánchez Rosa
Álex Hernández-Puertas
Korean Localization
NOK Localization Management Hyokjin Jung
NOK Localization Dongyeon Kim
Soonil Kim
Artwork Taiki Kato
Rieko Kawahara
Yuto Ibaraki
Technical Support Tsuyoshi Masada
Testing & Quality Assurance Mario Club Co., Ltd.
NOA Product Testing
J. Ignacio León López
Jesús Gutiérrez Cuadra
NOE Quality Assurance
NOK Debug Team
Pole To Win Korea Co., Ltd.
Special Thanks Manabu Matsumoto
Yuta Bundo
Katsutoshi Yoshizawa
Shoko Ando
Saori Kai
Tetsuya Abe
Tomohiro Minemura
Jeff Miller
Nanami Tsuruta
Masaharu Shima
Akiko Ohashi
Based on the work of the development team from the original Wii version. (English)/Based on the work of original Wii version development staff. (Korean)
Character Supervisors Shinya Kumazaki
Kenichiro Kita
Riki Fuhrmann
Associate Producers Nobuo Matsumiya
Emi Watanabe
Masanobu Yamamoto
Producers Estunobu Ebisu
Shigefumi Kawase
Toyokazu Nonaka
Keisuke Terasaki
General Producer Shinya Takahashi
Executive Producer Shuntaro Furukawa
Nintendo, Good-Feel and HAL Laboratory, Inc. are the authors of this software for the purpose of copyright. All rights reserved.

Nintendo eShop description[edit]

One ticked-off sorcerer just banished Kirby, warping the poor puffball to a yarn world in need of saving. The twist? Having a yarn body is epic! Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game! Ravel abilities allow Kirby to drop buttons like bombs or wield a wire like a sword. And that's just the beginning of all the makeshift magic. Dead end? Unzip a secret passage. Too dark? Unbutton the night to shed some light. Boss blocking your way? Unravel its face! As you play, you'll collect decorative treasures for Kirby's Pad. Show yours off with the StreetPass feature! If story mode isn't tough enough, see if you can earn more collectibles in Devilish Mode. In this harder mode, you must survive without invincibility as devils obstruct your path through each stage. There are also all-new minigames starring Meta Knight and King Dedede!

(This description was reused for the game on the My Nintendo Store.)


  • Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is the first game in the series to have a sub-game devoted to King Dedede and another to Meta Knight in the same game.
  • On March 12, 2019, the My Nintendo rewards program included a wallpaper based on Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. Upon initial release, it was discovered that the wallpaper contained the Fortnite logo at the top-left corner. This error was quickly fixed on the same day.[1]
    • While unrelated to Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, during the official trailer for Fortnite's "Party Royale" game mode released on May 7, 2020, Kirby makes an appearance on a billboard during the first and twenty-fifth second, performing the game's "Dance Emotes". It is unknown whether this was an intentional inclusion in return, or an oversight on video producer's part. The billboard ended up getting blurred in the trailer for the XBOX and PlayStation versions.[2]


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 毛糸けいとのカービィ プラス
Keito no Kābyi Purasu
Yarn Kirby Plus
Chinese Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Dutch Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn -
Canadian French Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn -
European French Kirby - Au fil de la grande l'aventure Kirby - On the thread of the great adventure
German Kirby und das extra magische Garn Kirby and the extra magic Yarn
Italian Kirby e la nuova stoffa dell'eroe Kirby and the new fabric of the hero
Korean 털실 커비 이야기 플러스
Teolsil Keobi Iyagi Peulleoseu
Yarn Kirby Story Plus
Portuguese Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn -
Russian Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Latin American Spanish Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn -
European Spanish Más Kirby en el reino de los hilos More Kirby in the kingdom of the threads

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