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News: Kirby Gets His Own TV Channel in Europe Tomorrow

Kirby Gets His Own TV Channel in Europe Tomorrow

Pink all over your TV

The Nintendo Download for Europe dropped earlier, but there was no mention of an extra special feature awaiting tomorrow: a free download of Kirby cartoons. The Kirby TV Channel on Wii will offer over 50 episodes, though only four will be available for streaming at any one time. New episodes will become available on Monday and...

First Impressions: Kirby Wii

Kirby Wii

Kirby sucks once again

Although Kirby's Epic Yarn was a wonderful experience, there were a lot of diehard Kirby fans who we're a bit put off by its radically-different visual style and gameplay scheme. Now Nintendo is sending Kirby back to his roots and bringing back not only the familiar visual stylings fans have grown to love over the years, but also the classic gameplay system as well. From the..

News: Kirby's New DS Game Has a July Date with Japan

Kirby's New DS Game Has a July Date with Japan

So we Gather

The pink puffball's next appearance is locked down for Japan: Atsumete! Kirby — which roughly translates to Gather! Kirby — is coming to DS on 7th July. Last month we brought you the first Atsumete! Kirby gameplay details, which revealed the player will control multiple Kirbies and use their combined power to overcome puzzles and enemies. Should a Kirby die, it floats up to heaven..

News: Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Did delay hurt sales?

Kirby's Epic Yarn finally made its way to Europe last week, having been available in North America since the end of October, but its first weekend of sales in the UK don't make a strong case for the delay helping sales. The game completely failed to dent the all-formats top 40, landing in the Wii-specific charts at number 9, behind Donkey Kong Country Returns and one place..

News: Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

UK launch is... underwhelming

It's been out in North America for what seems like forever, but today is Europe's chance to take home Kirby's Epic Yarn, and to celebrate Nintendo went all-out to recreate the game's sugary-sweet atmosphere in London's beautiful Elephant and Castle area. The official press invite promised: For one day only Elephant and Castle will be decked out in a colourful array of..

News: Nintendo Reveals New Kirby Platformer for Wii in 2011

Nintendo Reveals New Kirby Platformer for Wii in 2011

Kirby sucks again

Europe hasn't even had a chance to tangle with Kirby's Epic Yarn yet, and already Nintendo of Japan has revealed the second proper Wii outing for the pink puffball in a new video on its Japanese website. Developed by HAL Laboratories, the game looks like a more traditional Kirby adventure than its string-based predecessor, with...

News: New Kirby Patches Have Club Nintendo Rewards All Sewn Up

New Kirby Patches Have Club Nintendo Rewards All Sewn Up

Older items restocked too

It's nearly Christmas, and if you've been hoarding your Club Nintendo coins all year-long you might fancy a festive spending spree now, with new items available including patches from Kirby's Epic Yarn and four colourful Wii Remote wrist straps. There are two sets of patches inspired by the pink ball's latest outing, one...

News: King Dedede Returns in Latest Kirby's Epic Yarn Trailer

King Dedede Returns in Latest Kirby's Epic Yarn Trailer

It's hammer time

The news that Kirby's Epic Yarn won't reach Europe until 2011 tore our woollen hearts in two, but now this trailer has come along to cheer us back up again with more threadful antics. Showing King Dedede in woolly form for the first time as well as brand new levels featuring everything from dinosaurs to huge crushing balls, it also explains a little bit more about how Kirby became..

News: Kirby's New Ability is to Fly Fast, Fly Far

Kirby's New Ability is to Fly Fast, Fly Far

With this European Club Nintendo Kirby flying disk, that is

How do you revamp Nintendo's famous pink ball and bring him smack up-to-date in this 3D era? By flattening him down, of course. That's the thinking behind Kirby's Epic Yarn and seemingly the same thought process went into the latest gift available from the European Club Nintendo catalogue: a Kirby flying disk. Made of nylon and sponge and..

E3 2010: First Impressions: Kirby's Epic Yarn

First Impressions: Kirby's Epic Yarn

We take Nintendo's newest Kirby title for a spin

In the weeks leading up to the E3 show, we all heard the rumours of a new Kirby game being possibly in development so it should come as no real shock that one actually materialised during Nintendo's Press Conference. What is surprising is that Kirby's Epic Yarn is not only a 2D side-scroller for the Wii, but it also sports one of the most unique..

E3 2010: This Kirby Advert Looks Familiar

This Kirby Advert Looks Familiar

Epic Yarn style traced back to Japanese commercial

There's no doubt that Kirby's Epic Yarn is one of the stand-out titles of this year's E3 for Nintendo: our man Corbie Dillard has played it and rates it as one of the finest games available to play so far. Until the game nestles in our Wiis the rest of us can only sit back and watch the trailer, but you might also want to check out this rather cool..