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Update: And just like that, we already have a silouette for one of the Dream Friends:

Original: We now have confirmation that Nintendo and HAL Laboratory will introduce the next update for Kirby Star Allies sometime this summer. The news was just made known on the official Japanese Kirby Twitter account.

What can we expect from the next update? At the very least, new Dream Friends should be on the way. A number of characters were leaked last month through datamining.

The first major update for Kirby Star Allies was published shortly after launch in March. It was highlighted by the addition of new Dream Friends Marx, Gooey, and Rick & Kine & Coo.


On Twitter yesterday, HAL Laboratory posted two new pieces of concept art for Kirby Star Allies. This time around, images of the three Jambastion mages were shared. We have both art images attached to this post.


Shortly after launch, Nintendo and HAL Laboratory added new Dream Friends to Kirby Star Allies with an update. Marx, Gooey, and character set “Rick & Kine & Coo” all joined the game.

As we know, these aren’t the only new Dream Friends planned for Kirby Star Allies. Nintendo promised that additional ones would be added in the future. Thanks to some datamining, we now know who they are.

Kirby Star Allies made a pretty significant change to the World Map. In previous games, a board-style map was employed. This time, however, you can freely move around and you’re not on rails.

Kirby Star Allies sequence director Tatsuya Kamiyama recently offered some insight into the change and the team’s approach to the World Map in general. Read what Kamiyama shared on the subject below.

In its latest issue, Nintendo Dream posted a Kirby Star Allies developer interview. Shinya Kumazaki, the game’s general director, had a lengthy chat with the Japanese magazine.

Kumazaki spoke about the game’s title, selecting new and returning Copy Abilities, and bringing back Pon & Con. You can find that and more in our translation below.

Kirby Star Allies landed fourth in its first month on the NPD chart. There’s much more to the game’s placement, however.

Based on the latest data from NPD, Kirby Star Allies had the strongest debut month of sales in the U.S. in the history of the franchise. It experienced a 90 percent better debut month than Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland, which was the previous record holder.

Specific sales data for Kirby Star Allies has not been provided by the NPD or Nintendo.


A new update has gone out for Part Time UFO, HAL Laboratory’s first mobile title. Version 1.2.2 is now available. Aside from adding in iPhone X support, bug fixes have been implemented.

HAL also says that Part Time UFO can now be downloaded in 57 countries and territories, which is an increase of 12 since the international February 26 launch. Some of the new markets include Argentina, the Philippines, and South Africa.

Source: HAL Laboratory PR

GameXplain has provided new footage of the Dream Friends just added to Kirby Star Allies with version 2.0. Check out gameplay of Rick, Kine, Coo, Marx, and Gooey below.

After covering Rick & Kine & Coo and Gooey, Nintendo Treehouse is back to talk about the final Dream Friend being added to Kirby Star Allies with this week’s update. The newest entry on Nintendo Treehouse Log covers Marx.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Nintendo Treehouse Log has started to cover the new update planned for Kirby Star Allies next week. New Dream Friends will be added when the patch arrives on March 28.

In the first blog post, Nintendo Treehouse focused on Rick & Kine & Coo. A new entry now focuses on another character, Gooey.

Here’s an excerpt: