While we’ll be waiting a good while for the pink puffball Kirby to make his debut on the Nintendo Switch (that game isn’t slated to arrive until next year), we’ll have a few new adventures to look forward to on the Nintendo 3DS in the meantime, including a new game that’s set to debut next week.
Nintendo has provided a release date for Kirby’s Blowout Blast, and it’s set to arrive on its two-screen portable system on July 6th.
This particular platforming adventure will focus primarily on Kirby’s inhaling abilities, which has been a long time staple for any fans that have played his games in the past. He’ll suck up enemies, but instead of utilizing their powers, he’ll use them as projectiles to fire at other enemies. In fact, he’s actually encouraged to eat more enemies in one shot than he’s used to. Doing so will create an effect known as the “Blaster Bullet,” a powerful gust that actually becomes devastating if you eat up enough enemies.
In addition, Nintendo has confirmed that the game will feature Amiibo support, so if you scan particular Kirby figurines onto your Nintendo 3DS, you’ll be able to build statues in the game’s main hub, and unlock new music as a result – something that will be nostalgia to fans’ ears.
Kirby’s Blowout Blast is the latest game featuring the puffball for the 3DS. He’s starred in a number of other titles, including the multiplayer-oriented Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, which debuted earlier this year. A new game, which will also focus on multiplayer, is sset to arrive sometime later this year, though Nintendo hasn’t provided details on it just yet.
So, between those games, the forthcoming Switch title that’s set to arrive sometime in 2018, and the previously released games (including games like Planet Robobot and Triple Deluxe, which are currently available for the 3DS), you’ll have more than enough Kirby action to go around. And we have yet to find a game that features him that’s nothing less than absolutely charming. And it sounds like Blowout Blast is set to continue that trend rather easily.