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Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sucks Up And Greedily Consumes A May 2nd Release Date

Posted by Tim Latshaw

Hit StreetPass to grow an adorable keychain collection

Kirby fans in Europe and North America can thank their lucky warp stars: a North American release date of 2nd May has finally been announced for Kirby: Triple Deluxe during today's Nintendo Direct; it arrives in Europe on 16th May.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata championed a "huge number" of collectibles to be found in the game, most notably a set of 8-bit keychains depicting characters from different titles in Kirby's 20-plus-year history. These keychains can be found in levels, but also received through the StreetPass feature of Triple Deluxe.

The friendly, bandana-sporting Waddle Dee from Kirby's Return to Dreamland will show up in levels to toss the pink hero items. If you have a StreetPass tag, the item will be more helpful, and if the tagged player also owns a copy of Triple Deluxe, Waddle Dee will toss out a keychain as an extra bonus. Kirby has to keep the keys to the Dragoon somewhere, we guess.

Sun Stones will also be collectible in levels and are used to unlock the way forward to bosses, although Iwata promised a special bonus for players who find them all.

Check out our First Impressions with the Japanese version of Kirby: Triple Deluxe for more info and tidbits on this anticipated release, including some of its additional game modes.

Are you enticed by the StreetPass and keychain collecting elements of Kirby: Triple Deluxe? Are you just dreaming May would get here sooner now? Sound off in the comments below.

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User Comments (21)

Funny_Moblin

#3

Funny_Moblin said:

This game better have so many hidden treasures like Kirby Star Ultra. I know Iwata said finding these items would be a challenge, but how much of a challenge. All the easy Kirby games lately have left me very skeptical.

DakotaM47

#4

DakotaM47 said:

Forget Mario Golf, Kirby is going to suck $39.99 out of my wallet on May 2nd.

Emaan

#5

Emaan said:

Kirby YES. I can't wait :*
(I really can't wait, the May 2 release date is sadness)

Gioku

#9

Gioku said:

There are exactly 256 key chains in the game. Is that enough for all y'all? :D

PaperLucario

#10

PaperLucario said:

You'd think it would be released sooner, japan getting it last month and all, not saying I'm surprised or anything.

unrandomsam

#11

unrandomsam said:

@Gioku Depends how many levels there is. The harder set of levels that 3d land had was a good idea. Collectables for me is the worst way to extend the life of a game. (No fun for me to play through the game at that speed.)

Pokefanmum82

#12

Pokefanmum82 said:

so getting this game man. i love kirby and being able to collect keychains and being able to streetpass items with other players is awesome. getting it day 1.....mario golf will have to wait. lol i figured i could get mario golf for my son for his birthday (in june) and we can just share it.

Kolzig

#14

Kolzig said:

Two weeks later than North American release, oh well. That's still ok.

May will be amazing, Kirby for 3DS and Mario Kart for Wii U in the same month just before summer.

Is this truly the first time that angry Kirby is in the cover art of all the regions game boxes? I was surprised to see that not just North America has it this time, but the same angry faced Kirby is also in the European and Japanese cover as well.

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/gY_OjFHp4ROkSS0aRl1K18C0XRofI-B4
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/Kirby-Triple-Deluxe-855023.html
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/balj/index.html

NintyMan

#16

NintyMan said:

At least we finally get release dates. I'm okay with May 2nd. The game looks great.

GameGoddess32

#19

GameGoddess32 said:

I am SO EXCITED for this!!!Ever since I bought my 3DS,I've been hoping for a Kirby game..now it looks like the video game gods have answered my request :)
I'm going to go ahead and pre-order it so I don't miss out :D

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