Kirby Star Allies is tantalisingly close to release now, with the 16th March getting literally closer by the minute, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from giving us even more juicy details about the game.

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct revealed that Kirby will be able to enter Dream Palaces where some surprising additions can be added to your team. Fan favourites such as King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee will be available to befriend as 'Dream Friends' - as if the game couldn't get any happier sounding.

This is all thanks to the game's upcoming free updates (arriving after launch) which are set to introduce a selection of our most-loved Kirby characters from the series. The first of these updates will add Rick, Kine, and Coo from Kirby's Dream Land 2, Marx from Kirby Super Star, and Gooey from Kirby's Dream Land 3, and we can expect more updates in the future, too.

Kirby Star Allies is sounding better and better with each passing day, so are you looking forward to playing the game? Remember, a demo is available to download on your Switch right now if you want to try it out.