Kirby Rainbow

One of the first retail releases on Wii U in 2015 will be Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, at least in North America and Japan, which will bring its brand of stylus-controlled rolling gameplay to the system; its clay-based look and animation has certainly caught the eye.

Nintendo took the opportunity, on Christmas Day, to spruce up its official website for the game and release an extensive new trailer for the Japanese market. It's highlighted that there'll be 28 main story levels, along with plenty of collectibles and chests in the form of trophies and audio tracks.

The footage in the trailer is particularly interesting to watch, as we see more features and environments than ever before. Four player multiplayer looks invaluable, as extra players indulge in traditional platforming as Kirby rolls around. There's footage of amiibo right at the end too, in addition to clips on the official website, which show that the current and upcoming Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight figures give the pink ball a fresh look and expanded abilities.

This is set to hit North America on 13th February and 22nd January in Japan; the launch price in Nintendo's homeland is 3700 Yen - around $30 - which pegs this (unsurprisingly) as a budget retail release.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think.