Kirby has always sort of been an experimental franchise for Nintendo. Of course, the power-stealing platforming type of game has always been the foundation, but the Big N hasn't been afraid to branch out with new or weird gameplay ideas featuring the Super-Tuff Pink Puff. Over the years, this has resulted in the Kirby series having a rather diverse array of experiences, and North Americans will soon have a chance to download a few more of these to the Wii U.

First up, we'll be receiving Kirby's Epic Yarn, the 2010 platformer that recently received a sort-of sequel with Yoshi's Woolly World. Though this was initially meant to be its own franchise, it nonetheless was an excellent platformer in the Kirby lineage that did something a bit different than usual. Next up, we will also be receiving Kirby Mass Attack. This 2011 action game mixed things up and gave Kirby a Pikmin-lite control style, wherein you control a horde of up to ten Kirbies at once. These games will both be downloadable on Thursday; Epic Yarn will be available for $20, while Mass Attack will be up for $10.

What do you think? Will you be picking up either of these? Do you think the Wii U will ever receive a traditional HD Kirby? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[via nintendo.com, nintendo.com]