February 20th (NA)
Q3/Q4 2015 (EU)
Do you all remember Kirby Canvas Curse? It was released ten years ago (no, really) on the Nintendo DS, and was one of the first stand-out games for the (at the time) struggling system. Instead of a traditional Kirby sidescroller, Kirby was a perfect ball, and you had to guide him along by drawing lines for him to scoot along. You could only draw lines for but so long before having to recharge, so there was challenge in navigating Kirby safely. Like I said, it was one of the first games on the DS to get high marks, and is considered among the best the system has to offer.
And now we're getting a sequel!
Gameplay is very similar to Canvas Curse, only this time it's on the Wii U in stunning HIGH DEFINITION CLAYMATION
. Yeah, the whole game has a clay look to it, making this game the first of its kind since uh....Clay Fighter 63 1/3? Skullmonkeys? Yeah, that trend died faster than cel-shading. But the result is a gorgeous-looking game powered by the GamePad as you use the stylus to draw your little pink wad of clay a safe route. Like most Kirby games, you can expect the game to be very easy to beat, but difficult to 100% thanks to collectibles and rankings.But wait, there's more!
Rainbow Curse features multiplayer! Other players can play as Waddle Dees that control more like a regular platformer, and they can aid Kirby by carrying him places or attack enemies. Spread the clay-based love!
If you dished out money for an Amiibo, then you may be able to access powerups in Rainbow Curse. As far as I can tell, Rainbow Curse is Read-Only, so you can keep your precious Smash Bros. data.Kirby:
Use a Dash Star at any timeMetaknight:
Increases Attack PowerKing Dedede:
Gives two extra blocks of health
I have no idea if these boosts are exclusive or if you can have all three active at once for a horrible Death Kirby.
Oh, and did I mention that it's only forty dollars? Yeah, I should mention that.