Kirby: Star Allies Launches for Switch on March 16

Nintendo has announced the release date for Kirby: Star Allies.

The latest in the pink-puffball platforming-franchise will launch for the hybrid console on March 16th in North America and Europe.

Alongside the release date announcement comes new details for a new “Artist” ability that lets Kirby unleash his inner creativity – as well as a new “Spider” ability that lets you ensnare your enemies with webbing.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Nintendo:

The pink puff is back—in HD—and he’s not alone.

Kirby is back—and he’s finally on the Nintendo Switch console in HD! But this time, he’s not alone. Recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts and gather helpers for a party of up to four characters. On top of that, you can join with up to three friends for a different kind of team-up action!


  • The newest Kirby title comes to the Nintendo Switch console in HD
  • Recruit up to three enemies as helpers by hitting them with hearts
  • Returning copy abilities include, Sword, Fire, Water, Bomb, Broom and many more!
  • Imbue copy abilities with different elements, such as wind, water, fire and electricity, by borrowing or giving them to helpers to add more attack power, unleash powerful attacks, or solve puzzles
  • Up to 4 players can join in with the horizontal Joy-Con™ controller configuration, or 8 Joy-Con with 4 Joy-Con Grips
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  • Captain Vidya



    But is he alone?

  • Ace

    Finally, traditional Kirby in HD.

  • alterku

    While I’m kinda sad I need to skip this one until a switch or a good emulator is within my means, I’m glad they’re still making Kirby games. Also I didn’t really enjoy the original one developed for Wii all that much, but the 3DS games were stellar.

  • sanic


  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Glad there is a Kirby game, but I hope they make a fully 3D Kirby game similar to banjo or Mario 64 some day.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Can’t wait! Playing through Super Star on my SNES Mini right now, actually.

  • Donwel

    All these Nintendo announcements and no Travis in any of them. He’s not jizzed himself to death has he?

  • Donwel

    Oh, nevermind.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    “The newest Kirby title comes to the Nintendo Switch console in Sub-HD in portable mode”

  • Nanashi




  • Kirby is supposed to look angry.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    His posts alone helped the Switches sales increase

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    ….5th game I’m getting in March. Fuck my wallet.

  • I guess BFG is really failing Vita then. Lol

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Again with this 2D archaic trash?? When will Nintendo treat the Kirby franchise with the respect it deserves? Give it the BOTW and Odyssey treatment. The 2D paradigm should have died years ago.

  • Nintendo don’t care about any franchise that is not Zelda, Mario, or Pokemon.