Kirby’s Blowout Blast may have been missing from Nintendo’s E3 antics, but it is very much so still on the way as the game is set to launch next month!
According to the Japanese trailer for Kirby’s Blowout Blast, the game will release in Japan on the 4th of June, with the North American release stated by Nintendo of America to occur on the 6th of July, which you can see in the tweet below:
You're invited to celebrate Kirby's 25th anniversary with Kirby's Blowout Blast, launching 7/6 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS eShop! pic.twitter.com/PLzVs4OkLH
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 28, 2017
At this moment in time, no EU release date is shared, but it shouldn’t be too long before one is, so until such a thing happens, for now you’ll just have to settle for some new game details:
- Kirby’s Blowout Blast features bigger scrolling stages compared to those seen in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
- With regards to the stages, they also have more depth, so as well as moving left and right, Kirby can also move front and back.
- Kirby is not the only one who is capable of such movements though as Bosses will also take advantage of the 3D space for their own attacks. (A couple of examples include Kracko Jr.’s beam attack spinning to form a circle and King Dedede’s shadow needing to be observed carefully when fighting him.)
- Lololo and Lalala will be making a return.
- The requirement in which to clear a stage is to reach the goal at the end.
- Kirby’s Blowout Blast does not feature copy abilities, instead when Kirby inhales enemies and blocks, he exhales them as “Blaster Bullets.”
- If Kirby inhales plenty of blocks and enemies, he will become “Full Stomach Kirby,” which allows him to cast out send out a powerful “Piercing Star Bullet.”
- When Piercing Star Bullet is used to take out multiple enemies as part of a combo, players will attain a bonus score.
- Whether his stomach is full or empty, Kirby is still capable of movements such as moving and jumping. Bosses will also make use of the 3D space to attack. For example, Kracko Jr.’s beam attack will spin to form a circle. You’ll also need to watch for the shadow in King Dedede’s fight to avoid him.
- When using amiibo from the Kirby or Super Smash Bros. line, statues can be placed in the plaza, as well as music being changed. (Statues consist of Kirby, King Dededed, Waddle Dee and Meta Knight.)
- There is however a 5th statue (Special Robobot armour Statue) available to those who have StreetPass data from Kirby: Planet Robobot on the same 3DS.
Now while that does conclude the new details shared on the official site, there are two other things worth mentioning, which are both about a very special download card of Kirby’s Blowout Blast being available for purchase at Lawson stores in Japan. Not only will buying the card get you the game, but it will also get you the very awesome 3DS theme you can see in the image below, followed by an image of the actual download card, which is essentially a pre-paid eShop card:
Until next time, keep on gaming!
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This post was written by Jack Longman