Also announced was a new line of Kirby-themed amiibo.
During its Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo talked a lot about games we already knew about, but it also revealed a few new ones. It closed out the presentation by dropping Kirby: Planet Robobot for the 3DS on us, and announcing that it’ll be in our hands before the end of the summer.
In Planet Robobot, a mechanized menace has taken over Kirby’s world. Kirby must fight back against the robots in traditional Kirby fashion: by eating them and stealing their abilities. This time around, he can even get himself a full mechanical suit, which can also steal abilities to upgrade itself.
Announced alongside the game was a new line of Kirby-themed amiibo, featuring Kirby himself, King Dedede, Meta-knight and Waddle Dee. For those of you playing at home, all of these except for Waddle Dee are currently already available as Smash Bros. amiibo, and will all unlock special powers for Kirby in game. In fact, every amiibo can be used to give Kirby some kind of power, with certain ones unlocking certain powers (Link, for example, gives him the sword power).
The game will also come with Team Kirby Clash – a new multiplayer Kirby title in which players form a team of up to four members in order to tackle a specific Kirby quest. The game will feature download-play, so you can play with those who don’t own the game.
Kirby Planet Robobot will be released on June 10.