E3 2006: Kirby DS
Classic Kirby is back; first screens
Kirby: Canvas Curse for the Nintendo DS was a wonderfully whimsical title in its own right, but it wasn't really a new Kirby game, so to speak. Well we're pleased to let you know that the pink powerhouse is on his way back with a new game for the Nintendo DS, featuring classic Kirby-style gameplay and tentatively titled: Kirby.
When someone steals some strawberry shortcake, Kirby takes it upon himself to set things straight and begins a new quest to track down the thief.
Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby game, but this time, Kirby's copy abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can players mix and match copy abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby's copy center (located on the touch screen), but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment, as well as foes.
For example; burn trees and grasses with the Fire ability, or freeze water with the Ice ability.
A multiplayer option for up to four players will also be available in sub-game mode, using either Multi-Card or DS Download Play over DS Local Area Network.
No release date is currently planned for Kirby's next adventure on the DS, so until we get our hands on that information, take a peak at some of the first screens of the title below.