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UPDATE (6:26 p.m. CST): Nintendo has already provided us with hi-res images of all four of the new Kirby amiibo! Click each thumbnail below to view every image in all of its large cute glory.

Today’s Nintendo Direct was concluded with the announcement of Kirby: Planet Robobot for the Nintendo 3DS.

As always, the game will allow players to use Kirby’s iconic copy ability– but this time, giant mechs, too! These mechs will allow the player to power Kirby though many different levels, obstacles, and of course, enemies.

Similar to Kirby, the robo armor also has a copy ability, which will make the robo armor even stronger. The armor can use up to ten different modes– definitely a unique twist on the Kirby franchise!


The game will feature a four player boss battle mode called Team Kirby Clash. In this mode, players can choose from four different roles and team up to defeat bosses. The roles will include Beam Mage, Doctor Healmore, Hammer Lord and Sword Hero. Completing quests in this mode will earn experience, and as players level, their abilities will become more powerful. Team Kirby Clash will also allow players play through the 3DS’ download play.

On Top of the newly announced game, a line of new Kirby themed amiibo were announced. The new line of Kirby themed amiibo will include Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee, and by using these amiibo Kirby will get a snazzy new costume and a new ability. Furthermore, by using your other existing amiibo you can unlock other special abilities. (For example, Mario gives Kirby fire, while Link gives Kirby a sword.)


Have a closer look at the box art for all of the newly announced amiibo!

Kirby: Planet Robobot will release for the 3DS on June 10th.


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Written by Frank Costagliola

Frank is a journalism student at the College of Staten Island and knew he wanted to write and talk about video games since high school. If Frank isn't on campus, he's probably gaming, spending time with his friends, at the gym, or trying to hunt down a rare amiibo out in the wild.