Old-school Kirby game coming to Wii this year

[youtube][/youtube] Unveiled today by Nintendo. According to Wired, it’ll be a throwback Kirby. You know, the kind where you inhale enemies, assume their powers, then us it against them. Nintendo did not give an exact date, but confirmed it would arrive this year, most likely this holiday.

Club Nintendo shop gets a lot cuter

This might be my favorite item to appear in the Club Nintendo reward shop to date. Cripes, this is dangerously adorable. Two sets of patches (the other features Kirby and Prince Fluff) join some nifty-looking washcloth things (Nintendo calls them towels, but…c’mon, they’re not even ten inches square!) for your shopping enjoyment. Is it just me, or has the shop gotten a lot more i...

Where would you rank Epic Yarn in the Kirby series?

[youtube][/youtube] Derek and I discussed this on last week’s podcast. Without completing the game, I’d say it’s the third best Kirby game ever. Right on the heels of Kirby’s Adventure, but not quite as innovative as Canvas Curse. Still, the interplay between graphics and gameplay is smile-inducing, more than enough to give it the b...

Kirby’s Epic Yarn has a secret

Pop quiz! What do Super Mario Bros 2 (US edition) and Kirby’s Epic Yarn have in common? Answer! Both were initially developed with completely new characters in mind before Nintendo franchise characters took over in the end.

This Kirby Epic Yarn trailer looks straight-up awesome, even if it sounds Japanese

[youtube][/youtube] Good, golly. Do want. Coming Oct. 17.

Nintendo to Invade Pax! Brings everything except Zelda and the 3DS

Their booth number is 352, and according to the info I just received, they will be bringing a bunch of games. That includes a brand new WiiWare title called Fluidity. Fluidity combines an amazing physics engine that realistically models flowing water with innovative puzzle game play. Using the three forms of water ”“ liquid, ice and cloud ”“ players will solve challenging puzzles across multiple c...

America pisses Kirby off; Japan makes him smile

As seen on a plethora of Japan to U.S. box art translations. (Thanks, Sean.)

Kirby’s Epic Yarn trailer worth a second look

[youtube][/youtube]Not only is Kirby’s Epic Yarn adorable, the creative zipper and screen-pull gameplay looks crazy fun. That and Kirby’s Adventure is one of the most under-rated Nintendo games of all time. So mark your calendars: Epic Yarn arrives this October on Wii.

Hands On: Kirby’s Epic Yarn is Fun Fabric

A lot can be said about the graphics potential the next Nintendo home console could, and maybe should have, but scarcely can one be negative when faced with a title that plays to the system’s strengths to create a gorgeous, engaging, and fun experience.  This, in short, is what we are getting with Kirby’s Epic Yarn for the Wii.  Familiar, yet different, Epic Yarn takes a creative twi...

Youtube Tuesday – Stop Motion NES

[youtube][/youtube] Sean sent this video my way a couple of days ago and I’m honestly surprised he didn’t post it. If you haven’t seen it yet… you are sure going to be in for a surprise of what I call nostalgic joy. Side note, anyone readers out there do animation or do stop motion claymation or anything? If you do and have anything...

Nintendo planning new Kirby game, “to be announced” for Wii

Buried on page eight of Nintendo’s financial statement released this week (pdf), gamers will find a listing for a new Kirby game “to be announced” for Wii. For the handful of you able to overlook Curby’s sickly sweet, kiddy appeal, only to discover his platforming power-up awesomeness, this is good news. Excluding the Kirby Super Star remake for DS in 2008, Nintendo hasn...