New Wii Kirby confirmed for fall

Nintendo's mysterious new Kirby game for Wii has been confirmed as a co-op-packing platformer due this fall, though its name still hasn't been decided.

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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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    June 7, 2011 1:58 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, New Wii Kirby confirmed for fall.

    Nintendo's mysterious new Kirby game for Wii has been confirmed as a co-op packing platformer due this fall, though its name still hasn't been decided.

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      June 7, 2011 1:59 PM

      Interesting, looks like they're giving it the NSMB: Wii treatment.

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        June 7, 2011 2:58 PM

        It does, but it looks like the key difference will be that everyone has their own unique abilities. (Kirby sucks enemies, Meta Knight has his sword, Dedede uses his hammer, etc.)

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      June 7, 2011 8:12 PM

      I hope it doesn't have the lag that NSMB has.