In the early March Nintendo Direct one 3DS announcement was certainly a pleasant surprise - Kirby: Planet Robobot. Following on from the cheerful and rather fun Kirby: Triple Deluxe, it sees Kirby take on and fight a mechanised menace and even take over and use their mechs; yes, it looks as much fun as it sounds.
It'll also support all amiibo - pleasingly - along with four new figures, and Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that there'll be a bundle in the region that includes the new Kirby figure - it gives the pink ball the UFO ability in game.
Nintendo of Europe has also issued a press release that has a few fresh details. It outlines some new Copy Abilities that are sure to appeal to long-term fans of the series.
Kirby himself also has a few new Copy Abilities which bear more than a passing resemblance to his competitors in the Super Smash Bros. series. Swallowing certain enemies will allow Kirby to unleash the power of his mind with the "ESP" ability, or throw pills and attack with a clipboard as "Doctor" Kirby. By scanning in the Kirby amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection* our pink hero can also become "Smash Bros." Kirby for the first time since Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. With this newly updated Copy Ability, Kirby can unleash the powers that make him such a formidable fighter, like the Hammer Swing, Final Cutter, and the Stone attack, as well as the ability to shield from enemy attacks...
The Nintendo Direct outlined the co-op Team Kirby Clash minigame, but like Triple Deluxe this entry will have another extra game to enjoy. It's 'Kirby 3D Rumble', which adopts an isometric view and challenges you to beat enemies as quickly and efficiently as possible.
One new mode is Kirby 3D Rumble, a single-player isometric action-puzzler which tasks our hero with sucking up objects or enemies and eliminating all foes in as few moves as possible. By sucking up multiple enemies at once, Kirby can then unleash a powerful Star Bullet that will plough through any remaining foes caught in its blast and maximise his score.
Due out on 10th June, we're rather looking forward to this one. Is it on your wishlist?
This looks awesome day one purchase.
Day one Amiibo bundle purchase. Cannay wait.
This bundle looks nice. I wish that damn USK logo didn't ruin everything, though.
Triple delux was short lived, but great non the less. I'm pumped for this release. Day one for sure!!!
Like i needed more encouragement....
Nintendo knows what i like. Kirby is one of my favorite game characters of all time.
If the US gets it I'll pick it up for my kid as he was already getting the game Day 1 anyway. Game was $40 so probably $50 w/ amiibo. Subtract the Amazon Prime 20% makes it $40, almost like getting the amiibo for free. Well $8 b/c the game was going to be $32. $8 is still good for a new Kirby amiibo though as we never got the old Kirby.
And I know I'm a broken record, but I still think it's odd as much as Nitneod is trying to promote downloads with My Nintnedo they go and give retail purchasers a good reason NOT to buy digitally. I still think in the future amiibo will download the game, sold w/ a code, so it will be both physical purchase and game download and Nitneod saves money on the 3DS cartidge or NX disc. My Nintnedo should count it then.
For some reason this is reminding me a bit of the original Rocket Knight adventures. Which is only a good thing.
If the base of the amiibo is the star, then I'll get it, but if it's got one of those unsightly black discs at the base then I'll have to wait and see.
Why amiibo in general couldn't be designed with more attractive bases, I don't know - it's the main reason the only one I own is Yarn Yoshi.
This bundle doesn't look that appealing imo. Wake me up if Europe ever gets the bundle with the Gold Mega Man amiibo with Mega Man Legacy.
Oh well. Was hoping I could scan in the smash bros kirby amiibo to get the ufo ability but the ability to become smash kirby is pretty cool. Guess that now I'll have to buy the new kirby amiibo..........
The Kirby series amiibo have blue bases shaped like most other amiibo figures.
Pass for now. June already has the Wii U Mario and Sonic Olympic game and that Tokyo Sessions thingy, plus I've yet to play the first 3DS Kirby game so it'll join the Later pile...
This game looks sooooooo good! The Mechas are a much better gimmick than then hyper vacuum thing especially as they actually mix with your copy abilities. Plus is cool having some more modern/urban levels in Kirby. Usually it's either straight up fantasy/nature type levels with a few space/ship levels.
Aside from the base game we get Meta Knightmare, 3D rumble and team Kirby clash!
Plus the new Kirby Amiibo is awesome(and UFO is my favorite copy ability)
I am super hyped!
"Kirby himself also has a few new Copy Abilities which bear more than a passing resemblance to his competitors in the Super Smash Bros. series." I KNEW it! So the ESP ability is going to be from Ness/Lucas. PSYCHED! I HAVE BOTH! Definately looking forward to this - have been from the day it was announced! June can't come sooner!
@RainbowGazelle If Nintendo wanted to they could attach all age rating logos via a removable sticker, like other companies are doing.
Please let this bundle come to the U.S.
@RupeeClock You're right, and I can see the blue base on the side of the box now. Such a pity - why couldn't they have given the star a flat base and put the NFC chip in there?
What they SHOULD make is an HD eShop release of Kirby Fighters for Wii u so that way you could have so simple fub couch multiplayer...that and/or add online play to the 3DS one
@gcunit I like the blue, kind of looks like he is flying in the sky.
Even with the other 3 standing the blue looks nice.
Given the FE Fates several month delay to 20th May (I'm counting any time between NA and EU release dates as a delay), I'm skipping this game. Looks cool but I'll be completely engrossed in FE Fates and the Master Wind Waker DLC.
I was starting to worry we wouldn't get an amiibo pack, but it seems like we will! Awesome, pre-ordering one as soon as possible.
I am really looking forward to this new Kirby game, I wish they would release these style games for the Wii U, but hey let's hope they have a new Kirby game planned for the next Nintendo console. I love the look of this package where it comes with a Kirby amiibo I hope I can get one of these.
The amiibo's are nice but the bundle unnecessary for me since I already have the smash Kirby, and don't want multiples of the same character. I wonder how much the bundle will cost tho?
After the Bayonetta and Corrin amiibos I'm done collecting them, so just the game for me. Triple Deluxe was a delight, even if it was a "by the books" game.
@RainbowGazelle I completely agree. I have most of the Wii U big box games and that logo along with the PEGI one destroys the box art. It was so ridiculous on the limited edition Hyrule Warriors Legends 3DS game case, they had to move the game's logo just to fit it on!!
@manu0 They did that with the Bravely Default and Second special editions. It would be nice if they did the same with the others.
@GravyThief They had to do that with the Splatoon amiibo bundle as well. The size of the USK rating is bloody ridiculous.
@Captain_Gonru Amazon already has it for $40 w/o the amiibo, so it will be $50 w/ the amiibo. If we get it. Still 2 months out so we could still get it. Likely as a store exclusive so that store hasn't announced it yet.
I think Ninteod wants both. Sell swag in stores, sell games digitlaly. Those 3DS cartridges can't be too inexpensive compared to a download. I know PSPgo flopped but I can imagine NXDS being download only. (BTW I gave up on "NX Away", and DS did well, and 3DS well enough, that NXDS works, better than 4DS anyway.) And if NXDS is download only they need swag in stores, swag sold w/ download codes.
And amiibo is such a tiny part of NFC toys-to-life in Target it might as well be off in the back somewhere. Lego D, DI, Skylanders and whatever that stupid Marvel toy thing is. amiibo are just a bunch of AC amiibo nobody wants, next to Guitar Hero Live that nobody has ever wanted. That big Nintendo aisle is ready for NX though, as it depresses me to walk down it, so many old games, so few new ones. But the amiibo will stay, and we'll get a lot more "free to download" games w/ amiibo, like that Mini's on the March game. The current eShop may not work w/ an amiibo scan but I'm betting it will on NX, simply scan the Shovel Knight amiibo, get the ShovelKnight game. And $40 amiibo games to download when we buy the amiibo. 1 good thing about 3DS games, they are never all that big. Not blu ray big anyway. If Nintnod is smart they'll work out a download kiosk in the stores. Buy the swag, download the game. Target is already set up w/ store wide Wi-Fi, works pretty good. And NX will have a kiosk. Gamestop will almost certainly have download kiosks set up. In store won't work too well for 40GB NX games, but NXDS should be under 3GB, just a couple of minutes. (I'm expecting double the 3DS screen resolution 800x480, about what Vita had at 960x544, and nobody complained about that.)
I do think it's interesting The Witcher III is selling a download expansion pack in a box in stores but all that's in the box is a code. Oh, and some playing card swag, but no game.
I think that's the future. In store swag and download games. People who don't want swag can just download the game. Maybe in stores at kiosks. There's always something to sell, I think Gamestop is more $5 store than game store already, it's a cluttered mess.
@MoonKnight7 Have you seen an image of Bayonetta or Cloud amiibo yet? Google search has a thousand but all fake as far as I can tell.
I actually just bought squid girl for $5.11 on Amazon for my wife, she has a collection of "girlie" NFC toys.
That Kirby 3D rumble looks pretty fun - I bet it would be super fun if you could use the copy abilities in it, say, the bomb ability in this isometric perspective playing field, and leave those bombs lying around for enemies to walk into. Imagine that as a four player multiplayer experience, somebody could make an entire franchise out of that I'd bet. Not sure what I'd call it, any suggestions?
(Seriously though day 1 buy)
One of my most anticipated games of the year so a definite day one! I absolutely adored Triple Deluxe & with even more content & mechs I'm soo looking forward to this.
@rjejr The blue looks better than the black, I'll give you that.
I may pick up the bundle.
I wonder if anybody else notice that the mecha Kirby gets seems to be an almost a kirbyified Ride Armor.
In terms of real photos or renderings? No, I haven't seen anything yet. I thought we were getting news on them in the spring, and given that it's spring now, I'm going to assume Nintendo meant to say Autumn, the end of Autumn to be exact.
Haha, that's awesome for your wife, and a great deal on Squid Girl. That's the cheapest I've heard for that.
@MoonKnight7 Thanks for getting back to me. Maybe they are waiting to announce Bayonetta until they announce Cloud, and they are waiting until they announce FFXV on NX until they announce Cloud.
As a Kirby fan, I'm looking forward to this one!
Haha, yeah, that could be the plan.
Loving all of it.
Mechas, my favorite video game character, new copy abilities, lots of content. I can't ask for anything else.
I really like these experimental titles that have been coming out recently along with other games. They are very or at least a little familiar to the games in the main series, but at the same time very different. I started to love games such as Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and it seems that even more are coming in the near future: Star Fox Guard, these two Kirby minigames and, like it or not, Metroid Prime Blast Ball (it seems like a combination of Mario Strikers, Metroid Prime and Rocket League, all being games I loved, with its own flavour added). Also, Paper Mario Color Splash could be great if they make the battle system better (add XP, or at least make it so you get something good from the enemies and don't loose the same thing for battling them). I may get it for the gorgeous paper graphics if the music is also good, even if the gameplay is similar to Paper Mario Sticker Star.
Definitely on my list! Though I won't be picking up the amiibo pack this time as I have Kirby, DeDeDe and Meta Knight from the Smash set already.
I would have gone for a Kirby in a giant robot amiibo though!
Q) Is it on your wishlist?
A) Absolutely! I'm hoping that GAME will have those amiibo included bundles available, as it will save my mother the trouble of tracking them down for me as a Christmas present.
I don't have much in the way of money right now, but as a huge fan of the Kirby series, I have no intention of waiting until Christmas for this game. Definitely a day one purchase from me, and alongside Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Kirby Planet Robobot is my most anticipated game of this year.
Too bad they both come out in the same month; I'll be fighting with myself over which one to play each day.
It's more Kirby and that's never a bad thing. Still haven't got round to playing Triple Deluxe yet though.
Most of the Kirby games look boring and samey to me, but for some reason I am really looking forward to this one. Kirby on NES was one of my favorite games as a kid. I remember picking it up at Toys R Us and at the time they had tickets you got off the shelf that you brought to the counter lol
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