Nintendo has released the accolades trailer for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is available now for Wii U. The game finds players controlling Kirby by using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. In addition, compatible amiibo can be used once a day per stage to power up Kirby with special abilities.
Nintendo of Europe will offer three new Kirby themes for your 3DS home menu screen later this week. Available on Friday, February 27, fans of the pink puffball can celebrate his unique style with three different themes; including Craft Paper Kirby, Kirby Sweet Gourmet Race and Smiling Kirby. As per, all of the backgrounds – which you can view above – are priced at €1.99 / £1.79 each. Though Europe has yet to take on Kirby’s latest adventure with the GamePad’s canvas and stylus in hand with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, we’ll just have to wait patiently and celebrate with 3DS home themes instead.
US Reviews for Kirby’s latest clay inspired adventure have started to pop up on online review aggregator Metacritic. I know a few of you aren’t too keen on the site, but Nintendo seems to love it. Anyway, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse currently has a Metascore of 74 based on ten critics. It’s not a bad score, but it could be better. Here’s a sample of some of the reviews that are currently out there.
By its very nature, it feels more at home on a handheld. Just in this case, it’s a handheld system that’s tethered to your living room console.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse shines because it’s a simple game that delivers superbly on a simple concept. You’re repeating many of the same actions again and again, but with each new stroke it feels more refined, more graceful.
Nothing about the gameplay feels broken, it just feels soulless this time around.
– Giant Bomb
NintenDaan has managed to secure himself a Japanese copy of the long-awaited Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U. As you can see from the adorable video, the game has a lovely clay animation look that suits the franchise rather well. Those of us outside of Japan will have to wait for the game to come to the west. It’s arriving in the United States first on February 20th and Europe sometime shortly after. Be sure to give it a watch.
Can’t get enough of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse? Well, here’s plenty of new gameplay footage courtesy of Nintendomination. The game is out in a couple of months in the United States and has snuck up on us rather quickly. In case you missed it we posted the Japanese overview trailer for the game last night which you can view, right here.
Nintendo has released the Japanese introduction trailer for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. The extended promo showcases how gameplay is executed via the Wii U GamePad, which allows players to draw rainbow ropes to help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat bosses. The touch-screen controller can also be used to make loops and launch Kirby into the air or stop up waterfalls that get in his way. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse launches in Japan on January 22nd and in North America on February 13th.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse might have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $40. This is based on the game’s listing on the Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games, both of which suggest it will be a budget-priced title. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has players guiding Kirby along a rainbow line drawn on the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen through a world made of clay. It is scheduled to launch in February for Wii U.