Kirby’s next DS adventure will give players control of up to 10 pink blobs at once.
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine came with details on a previously announced DS Kirby title that will break the mold for the sidescrolling superstar. The game’s Japanese name is Atsumete! Kirby, or Gather! Kirby, and it’ll feature up to 10 Kirbys onscreen at once.
The typical Kirby game features the cute, pink blob as he jumps around and inhales enemies to acquire their powers. Atsumete! Kirby uses the touchscreen to give players indirect control over multiple Kirbys. Eating fruit on a stage adds a new Kirby to the group, so players won’t always be controlling the maximum of 10. Players will guide them around each level, making the Kirbys run, jump, and perform other movements. They’ll have to be guided over pits, through obstacles, or to attack the weak spot of a monster.
It sound like more of a sequel to spin-off Kirby: Canvas Curse, which had players drawing lines to move Kirby through each stage, rather than a regular entry in the series like Kirby Super Star Ultra. Just to clarify, this is apparently in development for the original DS hardware, not the 3DS, but Kirby remains a go-to character for Nintendo. The company recently released Kirby’s Epic Yarn on the Wii, with a second Kirby Wii game already in development. Chances are, we’ll see Kirby on the 3DS someday, and on Nintendo’s rumored console to be announced at E3 2011 too.