Kirby Star Allies has brought the little pink ball of gluttony back into our hearts, and he's brought plenty of friends along for the ride. In fact, Kirby is getting even more pals as the first wave of additional buddies arrives for users in North America.

Spotted by eagle-eyed Twitter user Ilexand, the update brings four new buddies to the mix, and many of them will be familiar to long-serving Kirby fans. You'll get to buddy up with Gooey from Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star boss Marx and the trio of Rick, Kine and Coo from Kirby's Dream Land 2

Are you still playing Kirby Star Allies? Will need incoming waves of new Friends keep you playing or attract you back if you've already completed it? Share your thoughts with us below...

[via twitter.com]