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A new trailer for Kirby: Planet Robobot has been shown off by Nintendo of Japan and it provides our fullest look yet at the upcoming 3DS game. While it opens with a longer look at the game’s opening cinematic, it mainly focuses on the new and returning copy abilities.

Alongside the previously shown Doctor and Poison abilities we get see the new Esper ability in action, where Kirby dons a Ness-like hat to perform impressive looking psychic attacks, boasting decent range and power but some slow start up and prep time. That said, copy abilities tend to have multiple uses, meaning there’s likely much more to seen from these powers. Also shown briefly was Mirror, returning for the first time since Super Star and its remakes, complete with a brand new hat!


The marquee feature of the game, the ride-able mecha that changes with Kirby’s copy abilities, also received a spotlight. Some powers shown that have not been highlighted before included Esper mode, Ice mode, Bomb mode, and Wheel mode. Each of these look to increase the scale of the normal abilities while modifying them slightly, forming a middle ground between Kirby’s animal buddies and the super abilities from Return to Dream Land.

In place of Triple Deluxe’s collectable keychains Planet Robobot will feature stickers that can then be used as decals for Kirby’s mecha. These range from dynamic looking expressions to cute, crayon like drawings, meaning anyone can find a suitable style for their ride no matter which mode is being used.


Finally, the subgames are given a brief spotlight. Team Kirby Clash and Kirby 3D Challenge both still look impressive and should prove enjoyable alternate experiences within the overall package. The amiibo features are also shown off again, with the recently announced Kirby series diorama getting a brief appearance. Fans of the franchise have a lot to be excited for, with Kirby: Planet Robobot hitting Japan on April 28th and making its way West on June 10th.

With the game releasing so soon in Japan we also have a TV Spot for the game. Check it out:

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.