'Kirby Mass Attack' side-scrolling RTS announced for DS

Kirby's being split into ten mini-Kirbies to star in... a "side-scrolling real-time strategy?" Revealed today, this curiosity's due on DS in September.

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While the Kirby franchise might be returning to more conventional territory on Wii after the hand-stitched delights of Kirby's Epic Yarn, it's wandering into bizarre new lands on DS. Today at E3, Nintendo revealed Kirby Mass Attack for the handheld, a... "side-scrolling real-time strategy."

Developed by HAL Laboratory, Kirby Mass Attack will see the pink blob split into as many as ten parts after encountering "an evildoer with a magic cane." Controlled individually or as a swarm, the mini-Kirbies are used to defeat enemies, find treasure, and solve challenges.

"Swipe the touch screen to launch them in a mass attack against enemies, then tap the enemies into submission," a Nintendo fact sheet explains. "The number of Kirby characters under a player's control is important, as some challenges require a specific number of Kirby characters in order to be solved. When the number of Kirby characters is increased, players can gain the upper hand."

There'll also be mini-games, unlocked by collecting hidden medals.

Kirby Mass Attack will be released for Nintendo DS on September 19, priced at $29.99.

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    June 7, 2011 3:56 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, 'Kirby Mass Attack' side-scrolling RTS announced for DS.

    Kirby's being split into ten mini-Kirbies to star in... a "side-scrolling real-time strategy?" Revealed today, this curiosity's due on DS in September.

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      June 7, 2011 4:19 PM

      i like how the kirby team's business model is essentially "What the fuck haven't we done yet? Let's do it."

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      June 7, 2011 4:38 PM

      Screw drawing a path for a ball. Screw yarn, Screw this RTS, Just give me the cute little devourer of worlds the way he was meant to be.

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        June 7, 2011 4:38 PM

        I like drawing a path for the ball! I gotta dig that one out.