Kirby Floats Back Onto Wii At E3

by on June 8, 2011

Hal Laboratories Inc. and Nintendo are taking players back to Dreamland for some four-player action, starring Kirby and his friends. Kirby Wii brings the traditional side-scrolling platform action of the Kirby series to Nintendo Wii, in an all-new adventure. When an unidentified alien spacecraft crash lands on his home planet, gamers will be tasked with guiding Kirby to retrieve the parts of the ship and help the aliens return home. The game will feature drop-in, drop-out multiplayer for up to four gamers, where players two-four can take control of Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee, in order to help Kirby in his quest, along with a whole set of new abilities.

Kirby Wii will include the following features and modes:

• Kirby’s powerful Copy Ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform as he encounters enemies.

• Players can deploy classic and new abilities, including:
Sword: Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword.
Beam: Kirby wears a jester hat and can shoot energy from a magic wand.
Whip: Kirby wears a cowboy hat and can lasso enemies.
Leaf: Kirby is surrounded by a whirlwind of leaves.

• The game also introduces new Super Abilities, which are activated when Kirby inhales special enemy characters. For example, the “Super Sword” Super Ability allows Kirby to swing a giant sword and wipe out an entire screen’s worth of foes.

• Up to four players can enjoy the action together. (Additional controllers required and sold separately.) They play cooperatively to progress through the game and collect Point Stars and Ability Stars. Players can join and leave the game at any time.

Check out the lovable pink ball in action below:

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Kirby Wii is planned for release in Autumn 2011, exclusively on Nintendo Wii.

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