Nintendo Japan has confirmed that the forthcoming Kirby: Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Japan on January 11th. The company also revealed a brand new teaser website for Kirby’s latest adventure which can be viewed, here. Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available in Japan for 4,800 yen. Nintendo has yet to announce a North American or European release date for the game, but hopefully we won’t have too long to wait.
A brand new Kirby game has been announced as part of this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct. The game hasn’t got a title yet, but it will be launching next year for the Nintendo 3DS. Make sure you check out the trailer above to see Kirby in action – at one point he even sports a little green hat and a pirate costume. What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo Europe has announced that two Kirby titles will be appearing on the Wii U Virtual Console this week. Kirby’s Dream Course puts a new spin on golf, with Kirby as the ball and enemies as obstacles! Conquer eight different courses packed with water, spikes, conveyor belts and trampolines. Roll Kirby to take out enemies, and then head for the hole that appears. Adjust the angle of movement, add spin and power, and also copy the powers of enemies; such as using a parasol to float, ice to freeze water or fire to burn bad guys! Kirby’s Dream Course also features a two-player mode to compete against a friend.
Kirby Super Star features not one, not two, but six games in one – plus extra modes and minigames – all starring the powerful pink hero with the ability to copy his enemies’ abilities. Each adventure has its own storyline, featuring Kirby battling against classic foes like Meta Knight and King Dedede, and unique gameplay; from platforming to treasure-hunting and even a space shoot ‘em up! A friend can also join in as Kirby’s helper, using their own copy abilities to attack enemies and come to Kirby’s aid.
The Kirby Patch Set, which features Kirby’s Epic Yarn variant of Kirby and Prince Fluff, can be redeemed from the North American Club Nintendo for half the coins until the end of the week. Members who choose to claim the reward by September 15th only have to use 175 of their coins, rather than spending the normal 350.
The other Kirby-related Club Nintendo reward, Limited Edition Kirby Medal, is currently sold out as there were only 1,000 of them available.
To honor Kirby’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo is offering a Limited Edition Kirby Medal as a North American Club Nintendo reward for 600 coins. The medal has gold-colored plating, measures 1×1 inches, and comes in special collectible packaging. Only 1,000 of the special medals are available, so redeem yours quick!
To celebrate Kirby’s 20th Anniversery, Nintendo managed to break a Guinness World Record. During PAX Prime today, a total of 536 Kirby fans blew chewing gum bubbles at the same time. Nintendo will also release Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for Wii on September 16th to commemorate the pink hero’s milestone.
Since debuting in 1992, Kirby has starred in 22 video games that collectively have sold more than 33 million units worldwide. His distinctive appearance and unique ability to inhale enemies and copy their abilities have made him a fan favorite for two decades.
According to Guinness World Records, the previous record was 304 participants, achieved by Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Oct. 27, 2010. Participants in the Kirby-themed record attempt were instructed to chew their gum for at least one minute and then blow and hold bubbles for 30 seconds.
Nintendo of America Tweeted an infographic that gives step-by-step instructions on how to blow a bubble; all you have to do is act like Kirby. This, of course, is related to Nintendo’s celebration of the round, pink hero’s 20th anniversary, in which the company plans to break a Guinness World Record by trying to make hundreds of PAX Prime attendees simultaneously blow chewing gum bubbles on September 1st.
This year’s PAX Prime event will be action-packed, thanks to special game sampling opportunities and activities from Nintendo. Taking place Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center, the show will offer attendees the opportunity to play the groundbreaking Wii U system and several upcoming games, including Pikmin 3, ZombiU and New Super Mario Bros. U.
PAX Prime attendees can also visit the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on levels 2 and 3 of the North Galleria to experience unreleased games for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS hand-held systems and a special Kirby game collection for the Wii console. Fans of the Kirby, Paper Mario and Kid Icarus series will enjoy one-of-a-kind opportunities to celebrate these extraordinary franchises, and the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will include a special Pokémon area, where fans can gather to battle and trade with other Pokémon Trainers.
Nintendo Europe has announced that Kirby’s Star Stacker is coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console this week. Join Kirby in this action-packed puzzle game, as he teams up with his friends Rick, Kine and Coo to stack falling stars. As star blocks rain down at random, you must quickly arrange them between identical friend blocks to remove them. Fast reflexes and smart thinking are a must if you are to outwit the wicked King Dedede who will do all he can to stop you. If all this isn’t enough, get ready for Challenge Mode and Time Attack Mode.