New Wii Kirby confirmed for fall

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2011 1:58pm PDT

Back in January, Nintendo quietly revealed a new Kirby game for Wii was in the works, but had little to say about it at the time. With E3 in full swing, Nintendo has revealed a little more.

The new Kirby will launch in North America this fall, but Nintendo still hasn't decided upon a name, referring to it by the working title Kirby Wii. It'll support drop-in, drop-out co-op for up to four players, with the other three getting to be Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee.

Kirby's again able to copy enemies' powers by inhaling them, and he picks up new 'Super Abilities' for sucking down special enemies. These include a 'Super Sword' Super Ability, able to destroy every enemy on screen with the swipe of a giant sword. A violent little blob, that Kirby is.

It all seems a little more conventional than Kirby's last Wii adventure, Kirby's Epic Yarn from last year.

Fans of Kirby lore will be thrilled to learn that the plot revolves around a friendly alien space ship crash-landing in Pop Star. Kirby kindly sets off to retrieve scattered parts of the ship to help the aliens return home, and away you go.

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