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Nintendo asking users for gameplay data via 'Yoshi's New Island'

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Nintendo will ask 3DS users to share their gameplay data when playing "Yoshi's New Island," revealed in a preview Wednesday.

When Kotaku's Stephen Totilo booted up his early copy of the game yesterday, he was greeted with a screen seen in the feature image. The screen asks for players to share gameplay data, so Nintendo can use this information on future games. It's unclear how this data will be collected or when exactly it will happen, but it will likely be done through the 3DS' internet connection. To speculate, Nintendo could use this information to gauge players' interest in the game for a sequel, ask if levels are too difficult or too easy, or if they would like to see another classic game series revived for the 3DS. All will be clear once "Yoshi's New Island" is released in North America on March 14th.

Launching alongside the game is a limited edition 3DS XL model featuring Yoshi that's colored lime green and white. Unlike previous 3DS models, this new 3DS will not include a digital game.