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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is coming to Switch in April, as was revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct. We have some screenshots of the game below.

Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have shared a few pieces of concept art for Kirby Star Allies. The latest batch focuses on Heroes in Another Dimension, a mode that was recently added to the game.

We have the first piece of art above. Another two follow below.

Kirby Triple Deluxe if five years old. The 3DS game initially debuted in Japan on January 11, 2014 while it would launch in other regions a few months later.

Nintendo and HAL Laboratory are celebrating the fifth anniversary of Kirby Triple Deluxe with some special art. Check it out above.

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Developer HAL Laboratory has shared some new concept art for Kirby Star Allies, this time focusing on bosses from the recent Heroes from Another Dimension mode.

A multitude of varying color patterns can be seen for each boss, in addition to the final design for each.

Additional designs can be viewed below.

Kirby Star Allies was recently given its third and final update. In a news post this week, director Shinya Kumazaki shared a few secrets implemented that players may not be aware of. Kumazaki also goes over some impressive statistics concerning the amount of content that has been added over the past few months.

Here’s the full post:

A new trailer has come online for the Kirby Star Allies soundtrack. We’ve included the video below.

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders for the Kirby Star Allies soundtrack here. A release is planned for February in Japan.

Masahiro Sakurai started out at HAL Laboratory where he directed several Kirby games. About a decade later, he left the company and now operates on more of a freelance basis.

Sakurai spoke with EDGE this month about a variety of topics, including why he left HAL. He noted that it had nothing to do with losing interest in creating Kirby games. As far as Smash Bros. goes, he says it lets him make “something with more value and wide-reaching effects.” Sakurai added that he doesn’t feel like he’s “stuck in a rut doing similar things.”

Update (12/1): We’ve added the full patch notes below.


Original (11/29): The next big update for Kirby Star Allies has gone live. Nintendo and HAL Laboratory just started distribution of version 4.0.0.

Today’s update adds The Three Mage Sisters, Susie, Magalor, and Taranza as new Dream Friends. Heroes in Another Dimension is also in as a new mode. We’ll add in the full patch notes here once Nintendo publishes them.

With tonight’s Kirby Star Allies update, Heroes in Another Dimension has been added as a new mode. Check out some footage showing it off below.

Alongside new Dream Friends, Kirby Star Allies is getting a new mode this coming week. The update will add Another Dimension Heroes where players take on different puzzles, collect Friend’s Hearts, and battle bosses. View a new trailer for the mode below.


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