Take Back the Planet in Kirby’s First Sci-Fi Action Adventure

Kirby Kicks Some Bot with the Power of Mech Armor in Kirby:
Planet Robobot for Nintendo 3DS

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When Planet Popstar needs defending from an army of evil robots, who’s
the best puffball for the job? A marshmallow? A loofah? No, no, no. The
answer is, of course, KIRBY! In the Kirby:
Planet Robobot
game, launching on June 10 exclusively for
the Nintendo
3DS
family of systems, Kirby is back in one of his most
technologically advanced 2D adventures yet. Jump into Kirby’s powerful
new Robobot Armor to lift heavy objects with ease, scan enemies, gain
abilities and transform into new Modes to complete a wide variety of
creative stages. The game is full of features new to the series like
Kirby’s powerful mech armor, new Copy Abilities, amiibo
functionality and a cooperative multiplayer brawler in Team Kirby Clash.
There’s so much to process, hopefully Kirby won’t malfunction from such
an overload of fun!


Kirby: Planet Robobot is a sci-fi twist on one of Nintendo’s
most beloved characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Players can jump right
into the action and control Kirby in the mighty Robobot Armor in this
new adventure exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”

For the first time in the Kirby franchise, Kirby dons the mighty Robobot
Armor to shape-shift into powerful Modes. These Modes include a flying
jet or fast-moving car, all dependent on what kind of enemy Kirby scans.
This new twist on the classic Copy Ability will have players
anticipating each new Mode and using different techniques to reach the
end of each stage.

Like previous Kirby games, Kirby can also inhale enemies to trigger more
traditional Copy Abilities. More than 20 different abilities are
available in the game, some classic and some new to the series. New
abilities include the Doctor, which allows Kirby to throw pills and mix
special concoctions; ESP, a psychic power; and Poison, which sprays
toxic mist to defeat enemies.

Launching on the same day as the game, four new amiibo figures will be
available in stores at a suggested retail price of $12.99 each. These
include fun new models for Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight, as well
as the lovable Waddle Dee, who makes his amiibo debut. While playing,
tapping these new amiibo figures gives Kirby new looks and/or abilities.
In fact, players can tap any amiibo figure to trigger something
in the game. When using the Kirby, King Dedede or Meta Knight amiibo
from the Super
Smash Bros.
series, Kirby will receive the Smash Bros.,
Hammer and Sword abilities, respectively, as well as a special body
color. When tapping any non-Kirby character amiibo like Mario,
Kirby will receive a random Copy Ability that is already in the game.
Some of these abilities even relate to the amiibo itself, such as
earning the Sword ability when tapping Link or the Poison ability when
tapping Ganondorf.

Outside of the awesome single-player story mode, Kirby: Planet Robobot
contains many other modes that add great variety to the action. In Team
Kirby Clash, team up with three other players to defeat tough bosses. By
selecting one of four roles, each with a unique ability, players try to
quickly defeat bosses to earn the highest amount of experience points.
These points are then used to strengthen the heroes and obtain new
abilities. Team Kirby Clash can be played using a local wireless
connection (multiple systems and games are required for this mode) or
through Download Play (multiple systems are required for this mode). Two
additional modes are unlocked after completing the game, but… players
will just have to unlock them to see what they have in store. We don’t
want to spoil everything!

Kirby: Planet Robobot launches on June 10, and can be purchased
in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com at a
suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about the game,
visit http://kirby.nintendo.com/planet-robobot/.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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