New Kirby amiibo Announced

[Updated on 4/18/16 With Pre-Order News]:

Beginning tomorrow at GameStops across the country you’ll be able to pre-order the line of Kirby amiibos starting at 12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET. These amiibos will unlock special copy abilities and costumes in the upcoming 3DS game, Kirby: Planet Robobot. In addition, the Kirby amiibo will also grant him the UFO ability.

Both the amiibos and the game will launch in the U.S. on June 10, which just happens to be the Friday before E3 week. No word on how difficult this line of amiibos will be to track down, so if you’re intending on purchasing any of them you may want to throw down your $5 deposit to secure them now. I’m not sure if I’ll be picking any of these up, but the game is a must-buy. It looks amazingly fun.

[Original Story]:

During today’s Nintendo Direct it was revealed that there is going to be another line of Kirby amiibo separate from the ones released for Super Smash Bros. These will be utilized in the upcoming 3DS game, Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Four new amiibo will release alongside the game on June 10. They include: Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Waddle Dee. All of them unlock special attributes, but if you want to unlock Kirby’s UFO ability, you’ll need to tap the new Kirby amiibo to the New 3DS touchscreen (or the adapter sold separately).



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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