Countdown 3DS eShop Spotlight - BOXBOY! Trilogy
#25 - BUYBOXBOY!
For the month before the 3DS and Wii U eShops close for new purchases on 27th March, each day we're going to highlight a specific eShop game for one of those consoles and give a short pitch as to why we think it deserves your love and attention — before it's too late. The chance to add these to your library will be gone for good...
Round Up The Internet Celebrates Kirby's 30th Anniversary
They grow up so fast...
It's official, folks: the Kirby franchise is now 30 years old - can you believe it? When HAL Laboratory's debut title in the series - Kirby's Dream Land - launched on April 27th, 1992, we doubt that anyone truly believed the little pink blob would go on to be one of the most widely recognised and celebrated figures in the...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #93 - Kirby's Dream Land
Celebrating Kirby's anniversary with a fight
Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl *cue stadium-sized cheer*! Last week, we looked at the classic, the incomparable, the ruddy good video game that is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Pitting the US box art against the Japanese box art, you fine folks were quite clear in...
News Kirby Studio HAL Laboratory Relocates Its Tokyo Base To Nintendo's New Building
Joins Game Freak and Nintendo EPD Tokyo
Kirby studio HAL Laboratory has relocated its main Tokyo office to Nintendo's new building in the city, it has been revealed. The company – which remains independent but has strong ties with Nintendo (referred to in Japan as "keiretsu") – has also taken on more staff, bringing its headcount up from 169 to...
News HAL Laboratory Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary With A Cute BOXBOY Comic
Happy Birthday to the House of Kirby!
As noticed on Twitter by @teamkirby92, the developer that brought us Kirby, BOXBOY, Earthbound, Smash Bros. and much more is celebrating 39 years in the video game business with a little comic featuring Qbby and his companion, Qucy. Below is the entire comic, plus a translation courte
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 HAL President Satoshi Mitsuhara Reminisces On His Close Friendship With Satoru Iwata
"We were very close friends"
Many will remember Satoru Iwata as the late president of Nintendo, and particularly as the warm and gentle face of some fantastic Nintendo Direct moments but, of course, he is also well known for his time at Kirby developer HAL Laboratory. While technically being an independent studio, HAL has always been very closely...