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News: The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Costly

Over $200 if you want one

We do like the varied collectible figurines offered by First 4 Figures here at Nintendo Life, even if they're slightly unobtainable luxuries due to their hefty price tags. Fans of cute pink fluffball Kirby should take note, then, as Sword Kirby is the latest offering on the way in Q1 2015. Standing at 16 inches tall, this...

News: Stand-Alone Kirby Fighters And DeDeDe's Drum Dash Headed To The Japanese 3DS eShop

Stand-Alone Kirby Fighters And DeDeDe's Drum Dash Headed To The Japanese 3DS eShop

Both feature new content, both out this month

Those of you wise enough to have purchased the rather excellent Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be aware that the mini-games included with the title — Kirby Fighters and DeDeDe's Drum Dash — are jolly good fun, and stand-out releases in their own right. It would appear that Nintendo agrees, because the...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for June, Led by Kirby Once Again

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for June, Led by Kirby Once Again

Electroplankton and Mario Party also available

A couple of days late, Club Nintendo has updated its rewards for June, and we've got a delicious slate of games to choose from in North America. If you missed out on 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure on Club Nintendo last month you're in luck – take a gander: Electroplankton Rec-Rec – 150 coins...

E3 2014: Nintendo Rolls Out New Kirby Game Trailer For Wii U

Nintendo Rolls Out New Kirby Game Trailer For Wii U

From canvas to clay

As a surprise announcement slipped in between the vast Hyrule Warriors and the mighty Xenoblade Chronicles X during today's Digital Event, Nintendo showed us a glimpse at Kirby's next outing set to take place on Wii U. Stylus at the ready! Following Yoshi's Woolly trend of creative new art styles, the adventure seems to be set...

News: Kirby Seizes Top Ten Single-Format Chart Début in the UK

Kirby Seizes Top Ten Single-Format Chart Début in the UK

16th in all-format results, though

While gamers in North America have been enjoying Kirby: Triple Deluxe since 2nd May, it arrived two weeks later in the European market. Its début UK chart results are in, then, and the outcome is solid if unspectacular. The happiest outcome is that Kirby's latest is 9th in the single-format chart, mixing it...

Out Today: Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Europe)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Europe)

Triple the fun

It's great being a Nintendo fan in Europe these days isn't it? Nowadays we normally get games at the same time as our cousins across the pond. Not so in the case of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, however — how dare NoE make us wait an extra two weeks for the loveable pink puffball? Only teasing, what's a few weeks between friends? Kirby's...

News: Nintendo Confirms Kirby: Triple Deluxe eShop Deal, Get Kirby's Dream Land 2 Free

Nintendo Confirms Kirby: Triple Deluxe eShop Deal, Get Kirby's Dream Land 2 Free

Suck that up, Europe

Update: Nintendo of Europe has corrected the dates from the original announcement below. To qualify Kirby: Triple Deluxe must be downloaded by 12th June following its release, and the Dream Land 2 code must then be redeemed by 13th July. Original Article: With Kirby: Triple Deluxe around the corner in Europe — it's already...

News: HAL Laboratory Director Explains Why Kirby Tends To Be A Ball Of Rage On Western Covers

HAL Laboratory Director Explains Why Kirby Tends To Be A Ball Of Rage On Western Covers

"We know there is a serious side to Kirby as well"

If you're a keen import gamer, then you may have noticed a slight disconnect between Kirby's games in the east and in the west — the Japanese boxart usually has a happy, smiling Kirby, while the covers of his western releases showcase a more determined — even grumpy — expression. Kirby:...

Review: Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)

The pink puff goes for the hat trick

Kirby, Nintendo’s pink puffball of concentrated cuteness, arrives on 3DS with a big bumper of a package, promising a trifecta of portable happiness. And it’s sure tough to not smile at the game’s chirpy demeanor and cheery world as the little guy floats and bops his way along his first 3DS adventure. But...

Month of Kirby: A Series With Rewarding Game Design

A Series With Rewarding Game Design

The Great Cave Offensive, anyone?

It’s been 22 years since Kirby made his debut in the 1992 Game Boy confection Kirby’s Dream Land. In that time, players have seen the lovable pink puffball grow to become one of Nintendo’s biggest stars, scoring it big in hit after hit on both consoles and portables. Those not quite in the know about...

Month Of Kirby: Minigame Mania

Minigame Mania

Look cute, lose friends

Kirby’s now comfortably over twenty years old at this point; HAL’s pink puffball is firmly entrenched in gamer’s minds as a Nintendo icon and the star of many, many games. When he’s not off saving Dreamland from the gluttonous King DeDeDe or going toe-to-toe with Mario in the latest Super Smash Bros., however, Kirby...

Video: Nintendo Now Shows Kirby's Super Cute Side in New Triple Deluxe Trailer

Nintendo Now Shows Kirby's Super Cute Side in New Triple Deluxe Trailer

D'awwwwww

In recent times Nintendo has been releasing new trailers for Kirby: Triple Deluxe that show off the mascot's various characteristics, such as being mischievous or disturbingly powerful. The latest example taps into one of the pink ball's strongest abilities — super-duper cuteness. For those of us that love Kirby games, part of the...

Month Of Kirby: Kirby's Lost Levels

Kirby's Lost Levels

Kirby's Cancelled Curse?

In the first of a series of features that'll form a mini Month of Kirby — ahead of the release of Kirby: Triple Deluxe in May — we look at a few games starring the pink mascot that never saw the light of day. Kirby has had a storied run as one of Nintendo’s most recognizable characters, having appeared in traditional...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Kirby's Awesome New Abilities on a Snazzy Triple Deluxe Website

Nintendo Shows Off Kirby's Awesome New Abilities on a Snazzy Triple Deluxe Website

Archer! Beetle! Bell! Circus! Hypernova!

Kirby: Triple Deluxe isn't far away now, arriving in North America on 2nd May and in Europe on 16th May. We've seen some of the mascot's new abilities in action, attractive new footage and plenty of snippets to raise our anticipation. Nintendo UK is wading in with a new dedicated website, and one of the...