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  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Warp Star Kirby Statue

    What’s pink, round and $350?

    First 4 Figures are known for producing premium models based on popular video game characters. In recent times we’ve seen Banjo-Kazooie and Shovel Knight figures and now the talented team has revealed Warp Star Kirby - the fourth model in the Kirby resin statue line. This latest creation is available in...


  • News Three Kirby Soundtracks Are Now Available For Streaming

    Take your pick

    Over it’s multi-decade run, the Kirby series has accrued quite a collection of memorable tunes, many of which get revisited time and again in latter releases. Indeed, there’s a certain kind of wondrous playfulness to much of Kirby’s music; there’s nothing else out there quite like it. In celebration of this long musical...

  • Random A New Range Of Kirby Merchandise Is On The Way And It's Pretty Terrifying

    $30 and it's yours

    A new range of Kirby merchandise has been spotted at the International Tokyo Toy Show - a huge Japanese toy fair which has been taking place this week - and we're not exactly sure how to feel about it. The usual Kirby adorableness is very much intact with this first set of items, expected to release in Japan this August for...







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    Review Kirby Battle Royale

    With added cheese

    When Nintendo confirmed a 'multiplayer-focused' Kirby title plenty speculated over the approach it would take, but Kirby Battle Royale ultimately delivers a rather predictable spin-off release. What we have, once you get past an initial introduction that suggests a different style entirely, is a minigame collection, one...

  • News The Results of the First Kirby Copy Ability Poll Are In

    Guess what won?

    Kirby has got a good year ahead of him, with the spin-off Kirby Battle Royale due out on the 3DS later this year and with Kirby Star Allies on track to deliver a more conventional Kirby experience sometime this spring. Kirby has always been defined by his copy abilities, so Nintendo has taken to running a poll to see which copy...





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    3DS eShop

    Review Kirby's Blowout Blast

    A Past from the Blast

    After 25 years, the Kirby universe has enough material to fill a Hyrule Historia-like compendium (hint, hint). Many games along the way have added little quirks and abilities to shake things up, but Kirby’s Blowout Blast takes a decidedly throwback approach by channelling the veteran hero’s first game. Blowout Blast strips...


  • News Kirby’s Blowout Blast Releases in North America on 6th July

    Just a week to go

    Much akin to how the minigames of Kirby: Triple Deluxe were later given fleshed out standalone releases on the eShops, the minigames of Kirby: Planet Robobot are also getting their own chance at the spotlight. Kirby’s Blowout Blast is particularly notable, however, for being the first game to take the super-tuff pink puff into a...

  • News Nintendo Confirms a New Kirby Game for Switch in 2018

    Has the Kirby curse broken?

    At Nintendo's E3 Spotlight event everyone's' favorite pink puffball made his Switch debut. In his latest adventure Kirby will be "recruiting enemies as helpers" and will also use his trademark copy abilities such as "Sword, Fire and Water" before joining "forces with up to three friends for a different kind of team-up...



  • Gallery Kirby's 25th Birthday Is Celebrated With Special Events In Tokyo

    For he's a jolly pink fellow

    As we all know, Kirby turns 25 this year. To mark this momentous milestone, Nintendo has arranged various events in Tokyo which will run through the rest of the month and into early May. Two of them started today. One can be found in Ueno's Yamashiroya toy store and comes complete with cake and message board. As you...

  • News Adorable Kirby Accessories Added to Official Japanese Anniversary Website

    Did someone say Warp Star headphones?

    After last week's Nintendo Direct reminded us all that 2017 will be Kirby's 25th anniversary, it's no surprise that more merchandise is being created to celebrate the landmark. Over on the official Japanese anniversary website more goods have been added, all displaying colourful style for the pink puffball...

  • News Japanese eShop Sale Celebrates Kirby's 25 Anniversary

    Only available for four days and in Japan

    From 27th April to the 30th April, Japanese Nintendo fans will have access to an eShop sale for many Kirby classics, with many games available at 25% off. As of right now, this sale is only confirmed for the Japanese eShop, but Nintendo of Europe and America often announce promotions like these as they go...

  • News Satoshi Ishida Hints at the Upcoming Kirby Multiplayer Game

    An action fighting game?

    Kirby: Planet Robobot was a standout release on the 3DS last year, polishing the gameplay of Kirby: Triple Deluxe even further while adding in some interesting new elements. As per series tradition, Planet Robobot also had some fun minigames that offered something a bit different form the core gameplay, and both are being...

  • News New Kirby Titles Releasing In Honor Of 25th Anniversary

    You're going to need to bring some friends

    Today on the Nintendo Direct showcasing 3DS and Nintendo Switch titles, not one, not two, but three new Kirby titles were announced for the Nintendo 3DS. Retaining the stereotype that Nintendo likes to mark the end of its console support with a multitude of Kirby titles. The first of which is releasing...

  • News Fighter Kirby Announced for First 4 Figures Range

    Pre-orders go live 11th April

    Makers of high-end collectibles First 4 Figures has announced Fighter Kirby will be its latest product. Originally featured in Kirby Super Star, the SNES figure sees Fighter Kirby performing an emphatic kick in his trademark pose. As with the all First 4 Figure statues there will be a regular version and an exclusive...




  • News Four Lost Satellaview Kirby Games Have Been Recovered

    Three to go

    The Satellaview represented a fascinating chapter in Nintendo's long history. The peripheral allowed Japanese players to tune in to special satellite broadcasts that distributed various forms of unique and exclusive game content to their consoles. The problem is, many of the games that were part of the Satellaview have been lost due to...



  • News Kirby Gear is Coming to Miitomo

    How dreamy

    Miitomo has been gradually incorporating clothing and items from various other Nintendo franchises, with Super Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Splatoon all making an appearance in timed events over the past several months. Now, it seems that everybody's favorite super-tuff pink puff is about to get in on the action; Kirby gear is coming to...

  • News Kirby: Planet Robobot Director Discusses How Copy Abilities Are Chosen

    Balancing is key

    Though the Kirby series is well known for branching out frequently into new and different gameplay styles, the core platforming series still firmly remains centered around Kirby's cope abilities. Ever since Kirby's Adventure, dozens of copy abilities have made their debut, though many have a tendency to disappear for a few games...


  • News North Americans Get Two New Kirby Games on Wii U VC This Week

    Mass Attack and Epic Yarn join the fray

    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...

  • News ​​The Full Site For Kirby Café is Now Open

    *Cue Gourmet Run music*

    A couple weeks ago, it was revealed that there would be a Kirby Café coming to Japan. The Café remained shrouded in mystery for a time, other than the logical assumption that it would feature Kirby themed food and drink. Fortunately, a full site recently opened for the Café, revealing everything that lucky Japanese Kirby...

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    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Kirby's Dream Course

    Kirby's Krazy Golf

    Super NES title Kirby's Dream Course has made it to the New Nintendo 3DS, and we had to see how this non-conventional Kirby title has held up since its initial release in 1994. Kirby's Dream Course is effectively crazy golf with our little pink pal acting as the ball. Kirby has three lives with four attempts each, and unless...






  • Feature A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - Forever Focused on Fun

    Kirby, Pokemon, Smash Bros., and Box Boy...

    From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed the...

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    Wii U eShop / DS

    Review Kirby Mass Attack

    Safety in numbers

    Known in Japan as Atsumete! Kirby, Kirby Mass Attack is the final title in the long-running HAL Laboratory series for the Nintendo DS. Originally released in 2011, Mass Attack moves away from traditional platform game design in preference of a completely touch-driven experience. Thankfully, unlike the original 2005 entry for DS –...

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    Wii U eShop / DS

    Review Kirby: Power Paintbrush

    Time has passed

    Kirby: Power Paintbrush – also known as Canvas Curse in North America – was originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2005. Following the trend of many other franchises during this new generation of handheld gaming, the HAL Laboratory-developed title moved away from traditional platform game conventions by utilising the defining...

  • News Shinya Kumazaki Commemorates Kirby's 23rd Birthday on Miiverse

    Claims his favorite spin-off game is Kirby Air Ride

    Kirby is one of Nintendo's most beloved characters, having appeared in numerous games since his debut in 1992. While the super tough pink puff stars in his own series of mainstream platformers, Kirby is arguably most notable for how much experimentation he's been subject to. Kirby games are known...




  • News Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic Kirby Games' to the Wii U eShop This Week

    Celebrating the pink one's birthday

    Pretty soon Kirby will turn 23 in the West, and Nintendo of America has announced that the mascot will have a a few classics on the Wii U eShop this week to celebrate. The download update is on 30th July, a couple of days before the 23rd Anniversary of Kirby's Dream Land being released in North America. As you...

  • News Awesome New Nendoroids are Unveiled at Wonder Festival 2015

    Kirby, Marth, Mega Man and an all new Link

    Summer Wonder Festival 2015 is currently taking place in Chiba, Japan - showcasing the many up and coming toys, figures and models that will leave our wallets looking a little desolate, and boy are there plenty of Nintendo figures on the way that will do just that. We can't get enough of Nendoroids, and...

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    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    Kirby Sixty-Phwoar

    Like many of Nintendo's properties during the transition from the SNES to the N64, Kirby underwent a shift from a flat 2D sprite to a fully rendered polygon rendition of himself. Rather than taking Kirby down the route of Mario and Link, however, the pink mascot stuck closer to his origins - the mechanics of Kirby 64: The Crystal...

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    Wii U eShop / DS

    Review Kirby Squeak Squad

    Squeaky Clean Fun

    For a company so often associated as being at the forefront of innovative thinking in the video game industry, Nintendo can have a tendency to stick with a tried and tested formula. The Mario, Zelda and Pokémon franchises have all received their share of criticism for not drastically changing their instalments over the years, and...


  • Out Now Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush

    The drawn out release is here!

    As you may have noticed we've been going kooky for Kirby this week, as the round, pink protagonist's latest adventure, Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush, has finally come to European shores. It's been a few months since the game's North American release, so you may already know quite a bit about it, a game we called "a...

  • Video Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Launch Trailer Brings a Colourful Clay Overload

    Finally arrives in PAL territories this week

    Gamers in North America have been able to tackle Kirby and the Rainbow Curse on the Wii U for some time, wearing out GamePad touch screens in the latest HAL title starring the pink puffball. Its journey to PAL regions - as Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush - has taken longer, but it's finally due this week...

  • Feature Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories

    Rainbow Paintbrush finally launches in Europe this week, so we talk Kirby

    This week sees the release of Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (Rainbow Curse to you North Americans) in Europe, and we thought it would be the ideal time to share some of our most treasured Kirby-related memories with you, our dear readers. Since he bounded into our lives in...

  • Feature A Fit-To-Burst History Of Kirby Games

    In 22 easily swallowable installments

    Kirby has always existed to present an appealing leaping-in point for beginner players, a job he has performed well for nearly two dozen years now. And yet, many of the players who helped cut their gaming teeth on a Kirby title still stick with the series after all this time. As more games are added to the Kirby...


  • Weirdness Care for Your Own Virtual King Dedede

    And pick up his royal poops

    Remember Tamagotchi, the virtual pet on a keychain you could take care of until it died either through neglect or being sent through the wash? Artist Paperbeatsscissors has brought back all the fun in browser-based form, and with everybody's favourite stretchy, penguinny dictator! It's enough to fill that King Dedede...

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