E3 2011: Nintendo quietly announces new Kirby games for DS and Wii

While it seems like some press events have too little info, Nintendo’s conferences are so tightly packed with news that some cool game announcements just aren’t big enough to get the spotlight on the big stage. That was the case with not one, but TWO new Kirby games when Nintendo briefly flashed the game logos at the presser’s close. The titles are Kirby Mass Attack on the DS and Kirby Wii (can that really be the final name?).

Above: Mass Attack looks like a Kirby game mated with Pikmin 

Above: Unlike the experimental Epic Yarn, this looks like a more traditional Kirby

Admittedly Kirby Wii was announced last year in Japan, but this is the first it has been confirmed for the US. It’s funny to think that Kirby seemed like one of the more dormant Nintendo series, and recently he’s one of their biggest stars again. Could Epic Yarn been that big a hit? Kirby Wii is primed for fall, while Mass Attack is dated more exactly for September 19.

Is this just enough Kirby, too much, or still not enough for you?

Jun 7, 2011


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  • Spybreak8 - June 8, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    Awesome, those looked awesome. Why didn't Nintendo's Press Event get any more time, jesus Sony got 5.
  • AirickG - June 8, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Yay Kirby! I don't know if you could tell, but i'm kind of a fan
  • 4fromK - June 8, 2011 5:51 a.m.

    Kirby wii seems to be possibly 4 player Coop
  • Fuzunga - June 8, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    I am 99% sure these were announced prior to this E3. I think they were at last E3.
  • CataclysmicBane - June 8, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    Not that I'm not pumped for these, but how many times am i gonna have to kill that fucking tree?
  • losthero15 - June 8, 2011 1:06 a.m.

    I cant help but think that mass attack would be much better as a Pikmin spin-off. I guess Kirby is more iconic or something.
  • SparkleDevon - June 8, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    Fun fact: Meta Knight was terrible in Brawl because of how they designed him. Other funfact: buying these games.
  • P0LARCLAW - June 8, 2011 12:56 a.m.

    Dang it Nintendo. I need more money for your games and systems. I guess I'm not buying and 360 games for a long while.
  • Thequestion 121 - June 8, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    Both of these Kirby games look awesome! I can't wait for them to come out!
  • Nap1400 - June 8, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    Hey, I just noticed something. Kirby's Dreamland 3 was one of the last hits of the SNES. Guess who debuted there? Zero. Then Kirby 64 sent off the Nintendo 64 with the return of Zero as Zero-Two. Exempting the GC from this rule, it looks like this might send us off with another Dark Matter/Zero appearance. Me likey.
  • JoeMasturbaby - June 8, 2011 12:32 a.m.

    more like kirby mated with Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. either way, im still waiting to get a 3ds, cause i haz no moneyz.
  • shawksta - June 8, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    Theres never too much kirby! I hope kirby wii is a sequel to crystal shards and brings back the childhood scarer zero back. Nintendo tends to do that, Mario party 9 was quietly announced aswell with a trailer and more 3DS games got a trailer especially the new paper mario game getting a real trailer. I love it though, you think there done till random new games pop up to suprise you!
  • bmrskate - June 8, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    Kirby Wii looks pretty good so far! Epic Yarn was spectacular, so it looks like I'll have to get another Kirby game! Love all the classic game inspiration.
  • Afrodisiac39 - June 8, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    4 Player co op Kirby? Shut up and take my money!
  • mynameisjay - June 8, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Hope it's better than Donkey Kong
  • MrGreed - June 8, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    holy shit both of those look amazing. And the Wii game looks like the proper sequel to crystal shards ive been waiting for all these years.
  • bobbybroccoli - June 8, 2011 midnight

    Fact: Metaknight makes everything better.
  • SnorlaxPWNS - June 7, 2011 11:55 p.m.


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