When May 16th rolls around, Nintendo 2DS and 3DS owners will be able to play the upcoming Kirby: Triple Deluxe. But who doesn’t want to play as the loveable hero on a snappy looking Pink + White Nintendo 2DS? That’s right, on May 16th, Nintendo are releasing a brand new Pink + White 2DS to coincide with the release of the new game of the infamous series, along with a silver carrying case – available separately.
Fans will remember when the Nintendo 2DS first launched – back in October 2013. It played just like the Nintendo 3DS (3D aside) and retained many of the hardware features including the wireless connectivity features for access to local and online multiplayer gameplay, Nintendo eShop and more. Nintendo is known for bringing family-fiendly games to the market, that are both easily accessible for children and highly addictive for adults. Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be no different. Nintendo 2DS is an entry point into or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience, and allows fans to play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D.
Similarly ideal for both novice and experienced gamers alike, Kirby: Triple Deluxe provides a platforming experience full of colourful landscapes and enemies big and small for Kirby to inhale, including certain foes which he can suck up and then copy their unique abilities! Whether adopting an ability such as the Circus or the Bell, 25 different Copy Abilities found in the game allow players to dress up Kirby in all manner of different looks, with each ability possessing its own special powers and unusual combination moves. One particularly magical new ability of Kirby’s is the Hypernova, acquired after finding and gobbling up a Miracle Fruit within a level. A temporarily powered-up version of his usual inhale ability, the Hypernova allows Kirby to suck up huge obstacles and even entire sections of a level that lie in his way.
Aside from playing as Kirby and unravelling the mystery of the Dreamstalk and the kidnapping of King Dedede by a shadowy being, players can discover more than 250 Key Chains in-game, many of which pay homage to the Kirby series, and which can be exchanged with friends via StreetPass encounters. In addition, game modes in Kirby: Triple Deluxe such as Dedede’s Drum Dash add an extra dimension to the Kirby-themed action. As King Dedede, players are tasked with taking on rhythm-based time trials set against the tune of iconic music from the Kirby franchise. Meanwhile for fans of fun multiplayer action, Kirby Fighters is a competitive battle mode that can be enjoyed as a single-player experience or via the Nintendo 3DS family of systems’ Download Play feature**, enabling up to four friends to play together, and requiring only one player to own a copy of the game to make it happen!
Nintendo 2DS goes pink on 16th May when Nintendo 2DS Pink + White releases on the same day as Kirby’s new adventure in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. You can view the trailer for the upcoming game, below. The trailer also features a sneak peek at the upcoming Pink + White 2DS.