Last week, Kirby Fighters 2 appeared on the Switch eShop out of absolutely nowhere, and the development team has shared a lovely piece of artwork to celebrate its release.
The game’s launch has been particularly odd, with Nintendo opting to quietly place it on the Switch’s digital store with hardly any marketing beyond a tweet or two. Thanks to this, we imagine a fair few players who would have been interested in the title may well end up missing it altogether, but we all know that the Nintendo higher-ups are the kings and queens of baffling decisions.
The game itself plays like a simplified version of Super Smash Bros., and we think it’s absolutely worth a try if you’re interested. You can read our full review here, but we’ll leave just a taste for you below.
Given that it arrived with practically zero fanfare, Kirby Fighters 2 is a surprisingly brilliant Smash Bros.-style spin-off that simplifies its big brother’s control system but still offers a healthy amount of depth with its 22-character roster. Its Story mode, in particular, is a clever and compelling way to make each battle feel important, and that mode alone lasts long enough to make it a worthwhile purchase for solo and co-op gamers.
Ryan can list the first 151 Pokémon all in order off by heart – a feat he calls his ‘party trick’ despite being such an introvert that he’d never be found anywhere near a party. He’d much rather just have a night in with Mario Kart and a pizza, and we can’t say we blame him.
I don’t think this Kirby game is for me, but you have to appreciate the extra mile the devs go. They always have some nice art and a blog post to share
Wow Nintendo, you really care about this game, and it doesn’t look like a Zip Lash to me so I might buy it.
@HotGoomba i don’t trust chibi robo anymore lol I know there is a catch whenever a game comes out. Park patrol: Walmart exclusive. All the other ones japan are in japan. The first one on the gamecube came at a time when the console was flopping, chibi robo zip lash… yeah that entire game is the catch. I’d rather they sold the amiibo for the price of the game cause when you buy it you wont be playing the game.
The visual charm is why I’m all in on Kirby. In other words: I’m a Kirby graphicswhore
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