NintenDaan has uploaded some footage from Kirby Fighters Z and Dedede’s Drum Dash Z for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop. Kirby Fighters Z is a Kirby-themed Smash Bros mini-game where you must defeat other Kirby CPUs with a chosen ability and DeDeDe’s Drum Dash Z is rhythm based game. Be sure to watch the videos.
NeoGAF member Exterminieren says that he heard on the 8-4 E3 podcast that the Nintendo PR team at E3 had said that they had lowered the framerate on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse in an effort to make the game have an Aardman Animation style. This supposedly gives the impression of a choppier claymation look.
“On the 8-4 E3 podcast, it was said that the PR guys at Nintendo’s booth were saying that, with Kirby’s claymation visuals, the decision had been taken to deliberately lower the frame rate to give the overall animation a slightly choppier, Aardman Animation-style style.”
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Nintendo has confirmed that it is making a new Kirby game for Wii U. The project was unveiled during today’s Nintendo E3 Digital Event, in which the company also announced that Yarn Yoshi has been given an official name.
Kirby Triple Deluxe director Shinya Kumazaki, managing director Yurie Hattori and the team’s public relations staff Satoshi Ishida have sat down for an interview with VG247. One of the pieces of information taken from the interview is the fact that the team say they would be really interested in making a full 3D platformer starring the iconic Kirby. Would you like to play a 3D Kirby game?
“We’re really interested in making a fully 3D Kirby game! I suspect there are also more than a few users who’d appreciate being able to freely run around a sprawling map, fighting with copy abilities.”
Nintendo Europe has put out a tweet revealing that if you purchase the well received Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS before the 13th of July you can nab yourself a copy of Kirby’s Dream Land 2 for the original Game Boy.
Much has been made of Kirby’s different look in the west compared to how he is portrayed in Japan. Kirby: Triple Deluxe director Shinya Kumazaki explained that the Japanese love the cute look of Kirby, while the US prefers a more serious looking Kirby.
“For the Japanese versions we are, at [Kirby series developer] HAL, involved in everything throughout development, including the package design. The most powerful image of Kirby is that cute image, we think that’s the one that appeals to the widest audience. While it does start cute, we know there is a serious side to Kirby as well, and throughout the gameplay we see more and more of that, and the games themselves have quite a bit of depth. That being said, we recognise that Kirby’s cuteness is his biggest draw in [the Japanese] market. What we have heard is that strong, tough Kirby that’s really battling hard is a more appealing sign of Kirby, so that’s what we feature in the US.”
Nintendo of America has once again uploaded a brand new video for Kirby’s forthcoming adventure Kirby: Triple Deluxe on the Nintendo 3DS. Those of you who are considering purchasing the game may find it helpful to know that Amazon are currently selling the game for $29.96. Kirby: Triple Deluxe launches in North America on May 2nd.
Nintendo of America has uploaded the North American television advert for Kirby’s latest adventure, Kirby Triple Deluxe. The musical video, which is accompanied by plenty of Kirby related gameplay footage, show off a number of Kirby’s special moves. Kirby Triple Deluxe launches in North America on May 2nd.
To coincide with the launch of the incredibly cute Kirby Triple Deluxe, Nintendo has released the Kirby Triple Deluxe soundtrack which is available on Club Nintendo Japan. The soundtrack is available for 250 points for those who bought the game and have registered it on the site. For those that don’t own the game, but want the soundtrack, then it will set you back 400 points. The Kirby Triple Deluxe Sound Selection CD features 46 tracks and 3 bonus ones.
Nintendo has released a new commercial for Kirby: Triple Deluxe. As shown in the 30-second clip, Kirby’s expandable mouth and body allow him to inhale things that are significantly larger than himself, such as a giant eel or an enormous tree. The Nintendo 3DS game launches January 11th in Japan, and it will arrive in North America and Europe later this year.