Kirby: Planet Robobot – More details, artworks, boxart, bundle (Europe), footage

Update

Didn’t get enough of Kirby: Planet Robobot yesterday? Here’s 13 of gameplay footage, courtesy of CoroCoro magazine:

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Today, Nintendo sent a press release to reveal new details about Kirby: Planet Robobot, along with some artworks, and the European boxart. The company also announced a bundle (game + Kirby amiibo), which will launch on the same day.

Kirby Planet RobobotIn Kirby: Planet Robobot, Planet Popstar is invaded by the Haltmann Works Company and its robotic army, and naturally, Kirby is the only one who can save the day. To fight them, Kirby can use their own technology against them: the Robobot Armour. He can use its wrench in order to move scenery, access new areas, and uncover secrets, as seen in the various trailers for the game.

The Robobot Amour can scan enemies, in order to get some buffed up Copy Abilities. Those actually have an impact on gameplay itself:

  • “Jet” Scan Spec: engages Jet Mode, which basically transforms the game into a horizontal shoot ’em up;
  • “Wheel” Scan Spec: engages Wheel Mode, turning the Robobot Armour into a car that races between the foreground and background.

Of course, Kirby can still use the regular Copy Abilities, including some new ones such as ESP and Doctor (something we already talked about previously). If you scan the Kirby amiibo (from the Super Smash Bros. series), you can get the Smash Bros. copy ability, allowing you to unleash attacks such as the Hammer Swing, Final Cutter, and the Stone attack (you can even protect yourself from enemy attacks).

The game is compatible with all amiibo: they allow you to get a Copy Ability at random. However, if you use specific figures, you will get:

  • Peach: Parasol ability
  • Link: Sword ability
  • Robin: Spark Ability
  • Fire Emblem amiibo: Sword Ability

And if you use the four new amiibo from the Kirby series, you will be able to get the following:

  • Kirby: U.F.O. ability (rare: the only way to get it is to use the Kirby amiibo from the Kirby series);
  • Meta Knight: special Sword ability;
  • King Dedede: special Hammer ability;
  • Waddle Dee: special Parasol.

Those amiibo also give you special stickers to use in order to customise your Robobot Armour. There’s over 200 of them to find in the various levels of the game, and you can also get them via StreetPass. What’s more, Kirby: Planet Robobot will feature another type of collectibles: hidden Code Cubes, which unlock additional stages once a certain amount have been collected in a given area.

And for players who like extra content, Kirby: Planet Robobot will feature two additional modes:

  • Kirby 3D Rumble (Kirby 3D Challenge in Japanese): playable in Single Player. An isometric action-puzzler, where you have to eliminate enemies in as few moves as possible by sucking up objects or enemies. To do so, you can suck up multiple enemies at once, in order to unleash a powerful Star Bullet. It will instantly kill all enemies caught in its blast, which is a great way to maximise your score.
  • Team Kirby Clash: an Action-RPG mode playable in Single Player, or Multiplayer (local wireless only, but compatible with Download Play). Your goal is to defeat powerful enemies as soon as possible. Before you start playing, you have to chose among four classes, based on traditional RPGs: Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Doctor Healmore, and Beam Mage. You get some XP after each battle, which allows you to level up and improve your stats. During battle, make sure to collect the four pieces of a magical tablet: if you do, you will be able to unleash powerful co-op attacks (as seen in the Nintendo Direct trailer).

Finally, Nintendo reveals that a bundle with the game + the Kirby amiibo (from the Kirby series) will be available in Europe. Here’s its boxart:

Here’s the boxart of the regular edition:

Next, some screenshots for the additional modes:

Head after the break for plenty of artworks!

Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS) comes out on April 28th in Japan, and June 10th in Europe and North America. Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated with this new bundle.

Source: Nintendo PR


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