Submit a news tip

HAL Laboratory

Last night, we found out that Kirby Star Allies is getting a third major update with new Dream Friends and more. Nintendo has now published an English version of the trailer, available below.

A year after its original launch, Kirby Star Allies will be receiving a soundtrack – but only in Japan. Nintendo is preparing a couple of different versions.

Both versions will feature six CDs and 220 tracks, including ones from this month’s update. They’ll also house a roundtable discussion with the sound staff. A launch edition also comes with a three-sided card case and earphones.

Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have just revealed a third update coming to Kirby Star Allies.

New Dream Friends include Magolor, Taranza, and Susie. They stem from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Kirby Triple Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot respectively.

One of the elements in Kirby Star Allies that might be easy to glance over is the game’s menu skits. Players can watch a variety of skits while looking at the title, file select, and mode select menus. What you may not be aware of is the work that went into creating them.

This week, Tatsuya Kamiyama gave some insight into how the skits – of which there are 82 patterns – were created. Read what the developer had to say on the subject below.

Nintendo and HAL Laboratory are still sharing concept art for Kirby Star Allies. This week’s focus is Hyness, the main antagonist in the game. We have a couple of pieces of art attached to this post.


Kirby Star Allies features a number of Friend Actions. One of these is Friend Star, allowing Kirby and allies to ride a winged star while also shooting out projectiles.

Over on the Japanese Twitter account, two pieces of concept art have been shown off featuring the Friend Star action. We have both attached to this post.


Over the past several months, Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have been posting concept art for Kirby Star Allies. We have the latest images showing the Green Gardens stage. Rough designs are featured in the image above, with a more complete picture shown below.


Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have shared the latest Kirby Star Allies art featuring Friend Actions and Friend Bridge transformation. Both pieces of art can be found above and below.


To celebrate the release of Kirby Star Allie’s second free update, Nintendo has shared a video showing the game’s developers coming together to draw Kirby and his new Dream Friends. Take a look in the tweet below.

Satoshi Mitsuhara might know late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata better than anyone. Mitsuhara first joined HAL in 1990, and worked with Iwata for several years. The two would end up being close friends.

Forbes recently spoke with Mitsuhara, who is now the president of HAL. Mitsuhara shared some thoughts about Iwata during the discussion, and mentioned that they used to visit the arcades “and play Daytona USA exactly twice” after work.