So we got a bit more information about the new Kirby games coming next year in the recent Nintendo Direct.
First up, we have the announcement of Kirby: Battle Royale on the 3DS. We knew that we were getting another 3DS Kirby thing, but I honestly didn't expect it to be a full game. When I first saw this, I was a bit confused and didn't quite get what made it different from Kirby Fighters Deluxe. Then, as I was rewatching it later, I came to a sudden realization.
IT'S IN 3D
We've never had a mostly fully 3D Kirby game with powers before, and it seems like each ability retains their core ideas while still working in 3D. This is something I've been waiting for a very long time. Blowout Blast was a step in the right direction, but I personally don't think it went far enough. This game is, I think, a potential stepping stone for a full 3D Kirby platformer in the future, which I would be astoundingly okay with.
But yeah, Battle Royale seems pretty neat. I like that there's multiple modes, and both online and local capabilities. I'll probably pick this up when it comes out.
WE GOT KIRBY FOR SWITCH
EXCEPT NOW ITS CALLED KIRBY: STAR ALLIES
I honestly like the name. I feel that this game among all games focuses most heavily on co-op, so it's good to see that in the name.
We've got three powers returning: Tornado, PSI, and
remember a few months ago when i said
YEAH THIS GAME IS THE BEST
THIS COULD NOT GET ANY BETTER
I LIED IT GOT BETTER
also shoutout to dedede getting possessed yet again
Overall, I'm excited to see the direction that Kirby is taking in these upcoming games. I think TD and Robobot were good, but their flaws were not straying from the path. Both of these titles show that HAL is willing to experiment a bit, and continue to create games that are fun.
In other news, go vote for Yo-Yo your favorite copy ability, and it might make an appearance in Battle Royale!