Nintendo has revealed the newest trailer for the upcoming 3DS port, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, revealing many of the games newer features, such as Ravel Abilities that can be used to power up Kirby, and new mini-games featuring characters such as King Dedede and Meta Knight. There’s also new furniture to decorate Kirby’s Home, and even a new Devilish mode for those looking for an extra challenge with the game.
Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn hits shelves for the Nintendo 3DS on March 8th.
Every year, as a way of cataloging my thoughts for the year, and keeping a record of my favorite stuff, I recollect my favorites into categories, and host my own personal awards. Dubbed the Josh Awards for 10 years, now, it’s always one of my favorite personal projects and this year is quite possibly my favorite one, yet.
Hit the jump to check out my favorites in various categories throughout the year 2018, as we head into a new year, set to be my biggest yet.
Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning, the final before its release. The Direct revealed the final two fighters found in the main game as Ken from Street Fighter, and Incineroar from the Pokemon series. The Direct also detailed new amiibo figures, and several new modes for the upcoming game.
The latest mode, Spirits Mode, replaces collectible trophies in the series, and will serve as support for players through the story mode with hundreds of interesting characters to be found. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.
HAL Laboratory has announced that three Kirby albums previously unreleased outside of Japan are now officially released worldwide. The three albums are Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert,Kirby Memorial Arrangement, and Kirby: Planet Robobot Original Soundtrack. The Orchestra Concert album features the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra performing arrangements of the series’ songs from the July 2017 Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert in Tokyo, with the Memorial Arrangement album featuring songs that didn’t appear at the concert.
Part Time UFO, the first mobile game from HAL Laboratory of Kirby fame, about a UFO performing odd jobs, is now available in the US App Store. An announcement regarding the localization was made via Twitter today, providing links to the $3.99 game’s listings on Google Play and iTunes.
In Part Time UFO, players take control of a UFO and his catcher claw to help people perform various tasks and earn money to buy costumes for himself. The game is challenging in a fun way, and absolutely evokes shades of a classic pink puff ball in certain respects.
Nintendo revealed a new trailer for Kirby: Star Allies at the World Hobby Fair that shows off many of Kirby’s old enemies that can now be recruited as allies in the game to assist Kirby along the way. The trailer features eight of the possible people Kirby can recruit including Blade Knight, Burning Leo, Chilly, Gim, Poppy Bros. Jr., Sir Kibble, Waddle Dee, and Waddle Doo.
The trailer shows off their standard attacks as well as many combination attacks they can perform alongside Kirby. Kirby: Star Allies hits the Nintendo Switch on March 16th, 2018.
Nintendo has announced that Kirby’s Blowout Blast, the expanded version of the sub-game of Kirby: Planet Robobot will be hitting the 3DS eShop in less than a week. Players are tasked with absorbing enemies and launching blaster bullets across stages to wipe out even more enemies, which you can see in action in the above trailer.
Kirby’s Blowout Blast releases in Japan on July 4, North America and Europe on July 6, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS via eShop.
Nintendo has confirmed that the Super Nintendo: Classic Edition is not only a real thing, but is launching later this year, on September 29th, for $79.99! In the box, you get an AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, and two wired SNES Classic Controllers. The system features 21 titles, including the previously unreleased StarFox 2, which is an absolute shock to the system.
The miniature console also includes: Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Zelda LTTP, SF2 Turbo, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out, Castlevania IV, Mega Man X, Kirby Super Star, Final Fantasy III, Kirby’s Dream Course, StarFox 1, Yoshi’s Island (First official re-release EVER by Nintendo), Super Mario RPG, Contra 3, Secret of Mana, EarthBound, and Super Ghouls n Ghosts.
Good Smile Company has revealed some fantastic news today, with the addition of a new Ice Kirby Nendoroid coming later this year. On top of that, they’re re-releasing the coveted classic Kirby Nendoroid, as well. The new Ice Kirby is a re-paint of the classic pink and includes an ice crown, ice breath, and ice effects for skating, as well as Kirby abilities like the umbrella for Parasol, the bandana for Fighter, and stars for the Star Bullet ability, which is apparently what it’s called when he spits out a star.
Good Smile also revealed that those who pre-order Ice Kirby through, them will also receive an Invincible Candy accessory. Ice Kirby will retail for roughly $43, while classic Kirby will retail for $40. Pre-orders for both will be open until August 10, and they are expected to be released this December. Hit the jump for pictures of the adorable figures.
Nintendo didn’t have a whole lot to say this year. With Nintendo Switch sales continuing to be the hottest ticket in the industry, right now, all they had to do was keep the hype train rolling their innovative console and its games.
The surprises were good here, albeit not very full, but there were a few moments that stood out. While there was no trailer, confirmation of a core RPG Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch has been a fever dream for years on home consoles. Hit the jump for the full breakdown of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight.