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Kirby's Next Handheld Outing is Kirby: Mass Attack

Posted by James Newton

Tough name for a cute game

DS owners, don't think you were forgotten at E3 — Nintendo is rewarding your love of the non-3D dual screen console with a brand new Kirby, called Kirby: Mass Attack.

The game sees multiple Kirbies used to overwhelm your enemies, as the press release describes.

A New Twist on a Pink Hero

One day, an evildoer with a magic cane appears and splits Kirby™ into 10 pieces. Kirby sets off on a journey to return to his original form. Players use the touch screen to control a mass of Kirby characters in a new and novel way.

Swipe the touch screen to launch them in a mass attack against enemies, then tap the enemies into submission.


  • Players use the stylus on the touch screen to control a swarm of up to 10 Kirby characters at once. They can help players defeat enemies and find treasure. The number of Kirby characters under a player’s control is important, as some challenges require a specific number of Kirby characters in order to be solved. When the number of Kirby characters is increased, players can gain the upper hand.
  • Players can control each Kirby character in a variety of ways using a stylus on the touch screen. For example, a Kirby character can be launched into the air with a flick of the stylus, or players can make a swarm of Kirby characters dash to a given point by tapping on that spot on the touch screen multiple times.
  • By collecting medals hidden throughout the various stages, players can unlock a wide variety of additional mini-games, each with its own distinctive challenges.

When can you play with these Kirbies? 19th September, that's when.

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User Comments (10)



NintyMan said:

Such a rough name for Kirby! Even though I was surprised that this and Kirby Wii weren't mentioned during the conference, I remember that Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario Kart 3DS weren't mentioned during the conference last year.



SilverBaretta said:

I really like the name, but the game itself still doesn't interest me that much...

@NintyFan: They kinda had a cameo mention in that last shot with all the game logos on it. Along with Mario Party 9.



EarthboundBenjy said:

The name is too similar the the other DS Kirby.

I still don't know why they changed Squeak Squad to "Mouse Attack".



V8_Ninja said:

Because of the picture caption, I now want to see a Mass Effect game that uses Kirby characters...MAKE IT HAPPEN BIOWARE!!!

Regardless, this game looks pretty awesome. I'm a huge Kirby nut, so I'm going to buy it anyway no matter the quality.

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