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Kirby 3DS Releasing in Japan This January

by Danny Bivens - November 15, 2013, 2:38 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: NCL, http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/balj/index.html

Nintendo is set to kick off 2014 with the adorable pink puffball invading your 3DS.

Hoshi no Kirby: Triple Deluxe, better known as simply Kirby: Triple Deluxe in the West, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on January 11. The game will retail for 4,800 yen and will be available both physically and as a digital download on the eShop. This latest entry in the series sticks to the traditional side-scrolling roots but makes use of the handheld’s stereoscopic 3D by allowing Kirby to travel to different planes in the levels. 

Kirby: Triple Deluxe does not have a release date set for the West at this time. 


So what's more likely:

- Kirby: Patty Melt requires so little localization that it can come out around the same time in the West (say, ,January 17)
- Yoshi's New Island is getting delayed due to a tea table incident, so Kirby slides into the late March slot (March 21) that has gone to the likes of Kid Icarus and Luigi's Mansion in recent years.

KhushrenadaNovember 15, 2013

I would think it would be a later release like March simply because Nintendo has hardly gotten the word out on the game but then maybe they don't view Kirby as a huge release and so are content to let it release with little fanfare.

I'm not happy with this as a March release, but I'm inclined to think it will be. If it was January, then it would have been at the recent Nintendo Direct.

Something went catastrophically wrong with Mario Golf and Yoshi's New Island. Imma guess some tea tables are getting flipped, since both games were 2013 games that seemed like for Q1 and now they're looking unlikely for Q1. Though, even with Kirby in March, I could see one of those two showing up around the same time.

Mop it upNovember 15, 2013

Wow, yeah, wasn't expecting this to come out so soon, especially with the trouble Hal's had with the Kirby platformer for the past decade.

I still wanna see those scrapped games become something...

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