Kirby Shares the Love on Nintendo Switch This Spring

In his new adventure on the Nintendo Switch, Kirby doesn't understand the meaning of the word enemy.

During this morning's (somewhat) surprising Mini Direct, Nintendo finally unveiled a release date for Kirby Star Allies: March 16. Originally announced in 2017, Kirby Star Allies is a brand-new side-scrolling adventure that marks Kirby's debut on the Nintendo Switch. 

Showing off the pink puffer's newest journey in greater detail, the footage displayed during the Direct highlighted some of the gameplay elements players can expect to get their hands on:

Kirby's new Artist ability will allow players to use the world as their canvas, creating unique attacks that take down enemies in creatively strategic ways. And the new Spider ability will allow players to ensnare their enemies, immobilizing them and taking them out of the fight.

Friend abilities look to take the classic co-op found in other Kirby games to a new level, letting up to four players "mix and match abilities," creating new ways to defeat enemies. Players will even be able to share copy abilities to open new paths throughout their adventure through Dreamland. 

But perhaps one of the most interesting additions to the Kirby franchise in Star Allies is the friend heart, a new item that allows Kirby to call in allies and even turn enemies into friends. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Kirby Star Allies as it develops. 

Games Kirby Star Allies Genres Casual Platforms Tags platformer
Published Jan. 11th 2018

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