39 posts tagged kirby
Of course the New 3DS is region locked ⊟
Contrary to rumors that people believed for some reason, the New 3DS and XL will be region locked (according to GameSpot), meaning you won’t be able to play games imported from one region on a console from another region. That’s been the case with every handheld Nintendo has put out since the DSi, so I’m not sure why people would think the company changed its mind suddenly.
It’s awful, and we hate it, but at least there’s hope that the 3DS Homebrew Channel will pave the way for a workaround that will transform new and old 3DSes into region-free portables. Credit to yousefN for the Kirby sketch.
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Angry Kirby gets a figure ⊟
After years of making super expensive Metroid and Zelda pieces, First 4 Figures is now turning its attention to Kirby — the company plans to release a whole line of super expensive figures based on the pink guy.
The first one is a 16-inch “Sword Kirby”, which will feature a limited edition (850 made) version with a light-up power effect for $240. The standard edition (2,000 made) is a bit less fancy without the LED on the sword’s power effect, but that one will only set you back $220. Both are available to preorder now and will release in the first quarter of 2015.
"Wispy Wallop" Kirby shirt by Ashley Davis ⊟
Remember like two days ago when I said that Fangamer’s gloomy, spooky Castlevania shirt was something I wanted to wear on my body? Well, this Kirby shirt by Ashley Davis is vibrant, colorful, and adorable, and I also want very badly to sport this look.
Captain Falcon and Kirby acting the fool ⊟
Captain Falcon’s booty game is out of control. Nintendo put out 100+ screenshots of the new Smash Bros. this morning, focusing on recently announced fighters Robin, Captain Falcon, and Lucina. You can check them out all here, but I don’t understand why you need to see anything else after that Captain Falcon booty pic. Real talk, looks like he stuffed two basketballs in his pants. Not sure how anyone is going to be able to pay attention to their battle when he starts bouncing around.
Marth looks different… ⊟
This mysterious pink puffball in the mask… could it really be the legendary hero Marth? But… isn’t that also Marth standing next to him? Gods, I’m so confused! The image are via these Famitsu scans. Note the lack of visible feet!
Okay, that’s a lot of Marth. I can’t account for the mystery pink Marth, but Lucina seems to be somewhat clone-like in play compared to OG Marth, which Masahiro Sakurai explains in this translated column:
"Lucina uses the same techniques as Marth, a fighter with whom I’m sure most of you are already familiar. I even went so far as to make their strength, speed, and special attacks almost identical.
However, what sets Lucina apart is the fact that the strength of her attacks is uniform along the blade. Marth’s playstyle emulates the elegant swordplay of a fencer by dealing more damage when he strikes with the tip of his blade, but the damage Lucina deals is evened out. Thus, I think Lucina will be much easier than Marth for novice players to play with.”
He says tweaked characters like that play differently enough to earn their own slot, unlike simple alternate costumes like Wii Fit trainer. “When two such similar characters function in an even slightly different manner, I give them a separate spot on the roster since that will affect battle records and whatnot.”
Kirby 3DS accessories are so adorable ⊟
My finger is hovering over the “add to cart” button on that pouch featuring Kirby, Whispy Woods, and friends. Or it would be if I weren’t writing this. The card case, hard covers, and the other Nintendo 3DS pouch are pretty great too. Via NintendoTweet.
Kirby Fighters Z, Dedede Drum Dash Z escape from Triple Deluxe ⊟
Nintendo and HAL are expanding Kirby Triple Deluxe’s minigames into standalone 3DS eShop releases in Japan. Copy ability fighting game Kirby Fighters Z has all the powerups from the main game (Beetle and Bell only available if you have Triple Deluxe save data), along with new stages and boss fights.
Both will be out in Japan July 23, for 750 yen each. Via 4Gamer.
Kirby and the really pretty Wii U game ⊟
So… it’s a sequel to Canvas Curse and it’s in this amazing Claymation style? Yeah, I’m down with this Kirby and the Rainbow Curse stuff (2015). I didn’t realize that Kirby + craft material would be the magic formula, but it is!
Watch the animation on the Whispy Woods in the trailer after the break, y’all.
Dream Zine up for sale ⊟
In case you were anywhere else on Earth during TCAF, you can now get the adorable Kirby’s Dream Zine, curated by Ashley Davis, from Fangamer. It’s 88 pages of cute, drawn by a bunch of Kirb-lovin’ artists.
How good is this thing? Well, there’s a pretty cool Dream Zine Tumblr – all the art here didn’t make it into the book. So I’m guessing the book is pretty dang spectacular.
For more on the Dream Zine (and Kirby), listen to our TinyCast with Ashley!
So many cute, stackable Kirbys ⊟
Sleeping Kirby! Bloated and uncertain Kirby! American Kirby! Ensky will release this set in Japan on July 25 for ¥2,376 (around $23).
TinyCast 031 - Kirby Enthusiasm
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TinyCast 31! Ashley Davis joins us to talk about all things Kirby, including the new Triple Deluxe and her upcoming Dream Zine project. We also surprise ourselves by freaking out about Pokemon Art Academy!
No episode notes this week; please understand.
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Review: Kirby Triple Deluxe ⊟
Kirby Triple Deluxe has almost certainly been in the works since the early days of the 3DS. It’s absolutely loaded with 3D gimmickry – stuff going in and out of the screen with all the subtlety of those old 3D Three Stooges shorts. These days, nobody really puts in the effort to sell the “3D” aspect of the 3DS, and the arrival of the 2DS has all but deprecated the feature anyway. So this game must have been made before the world cooled on 3D.
Triple Deluxe is also really beautiful and polished, another point suggesting that it’s been cooking a while.