Watch puffballs duke it out in stadium brawls in ‘Kirby Battle Royale’

Because of all the copy abilities in Kirby’s repertoire, the pink puffball is hosting his own brawling tourney with Kirby Battle Royale.

Picture Super Smash Bros. with nothing but Kirbys. Swing a sword, crack a whip, smash with a hammer or charge up a beam. Up to four players can choose from countless copy abilities and fight until the last Kirby standing.

If bloodless battles are more your style, you can get competitive in the other nine modes. Play a makeshift game of Slam Hockey, hoard treasure in Ore Express or shoot missiles at Robo Bonkers. There’s even a single-player adventure where you foil King Dedede’s plans yet again. And because it’s Kirby, there’s cake involved.

Get competitive, get co-operative or just get cute. Kirby Battle Royale releases on Jan. 19 and is available for pre-order on Amazon for $39. Prime members get an additional 20% discount, meaning you get it for $31.99.

Pre-order here


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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.