CO/GAMER: 3 Reasons Why You Should be Excited for Kirby Planet Robobot Jon Scarr Kirby is back for another platforming adventure on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in Kirby Planet Robobot. This time the Haltmann Works Company and its robotic army are invading Planet Popstar. Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop the ruthless Haltmann Works Company from mechanizing Kirby’s home world. Kirby will smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities. Launching June 10, here are three reasons you should be excited for Kirby Planet Robobot. New ways to explore Planet Popstar Kirby has new and exciting ways that he can explore Planet Popstar in his latest outing. Kirby can move scenery, access new areas, and uncover secrets by using the Robobot Armour’s useful Wrench. Not to be outdone, Kirby’s Robobot Armour can unleash more powerful versions of some of Kirby’s well-known Copy Abilities, which can lead to all new platforming action. You can now make use of Scan Specs, and by analyzing an enemy with the Jet Scan Spec, Kirby’s Robobot Armour will initiate Jet Mode. Watch as Kirby’s Robobot Armour flies across the screen in shoot-‘em-up style. On the other hand, by using the Wheel Scan Spec you can activate Wheel Mode—turning Kirby’s Robobot Armour into a car that races between the foreground and background. Awesome Copy Abilities and new amiibo To combat the robotic army, Kirby is equipped with a wide range of both new and returning Copy Abilities that are totally awesome. Resembling those of his competitors in Super Smash Bros., by swallowing certain enemies Kirby can unleash the power of his mind with the “ESP” ability, or throw pills and attack with a clipboard as Doctor Kirby. Using the Kirby amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. collection, Kirby can unleash the powers that make him a formidable fighter such as the Hammer Swing, Final cutter, the Stone attack, and the ability to block enemy attacks. You can expand Kirby’s Copy Abilities by scanning any currently available amiibo, become Fire Kirby with any Mario amiibo, unleash with Princess Peach’s Parasol by scanning Princess Peach, and dazzle your enemies with your swordplay by scanning Fire Emblem character amiibo. Releasing alongside Kirby Planet Robobot will be the Kirby Collection amiibo. Comprised of Kirby, King Dedede, Waddle Dee and Meta Knight, you can tap the latter three amiibo to give Kirby a unique ability and a change of costume based on the character scanned. While the new Kirby amiibo will give you the UFO ability—allowing Kirby to float in the air indefinitely and unleash powerful Heat Beams on unsuspecting foes. New gameplay modes In true Nintendo fashion, Kirby Planet Robobot contains innovative new gameplay modes. One new gameplay mode is called Kirby 3D Rumble. It’s a single-player isometric action-puzzler where you have to suck up objects or enemies and eliminating all foes in as few moves as possible. By sucking up multiple enemies at once, Kirby can then unleash a powerful Star Bullet that will plough through any remaining foes caught in its blast. Another new gameplay mode comes in the form of Team Kirby Clash—an action game with RPG elements. In this mode, you can play with computer-controlled teammates, or join up with up to three other players via local multiplayer or Download Play to battle powerful enemies. Kirby can choose between four classes based off traditional RPGs, like the Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Doctor Healmore, and the Beam Mage. After each battle, each Kirby gains experience with the potential to level up—improving stats that will make Kirby stronger. During battles, enemies also have the chance to drop four pieces of a magical tablet, which when gathered will allow players to unleash special co-operative attacks. Let me know in the comments section below what excites you most about Kirby Planet Robobot.