Kirby Cafe closing down for 10 days to revamp

The Kirby Cafe in Tokyo, Japan is going to be closed for 10 days, starting February 18th, 2019. Those in charge of the Cafe are using this time to completely revamp the Cafe's menu, and bring in new merchandise as well. The Kirby Cafe has been a huge hit, with every single day seeing sellouts of slots. No wonder Nintendo is eager to keep this Cafe around!

Kirby Star Allies Original Soundtrack - Limited Edition unboxing pics

The Kirby Star Allies Original Soundtrack is launching next week in Japan, and we have some pics of the Limited Edition to share. It's definitely a fancy-looking package! While we can import the collection through various retailers, it would be nice to see an actual localized physical release.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn - Another batch of screens

One ticked-off sorcerer just banished Kirby, warping the poor puffball to a yarn world in need of saving. The twist? Having a yarn body is epic! Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game!

Sakurai looks back on his 30+ years of game development, wonders how many years he will continue working

Masahiro Sakurai is back with another feature for this week's Famitsu. This time around, the theme of the article is the 20th anniversary of Smash Bros.. We have some details from the feature below, thanks to our friend PushDustin.

- children who played the original Smash when it first came out are now old enough to play with their children
- including the development time for the original Kirby, Sakurai has been directing games for about 30 years
- Sakurai acknowledge that he's aged quite a bit, has more wrinkles, and his eyes have gotten a little worse
- Sakurai says he can indeed continue to work, but he does wonder how many years he has left
- Sakurai says he prefers to stay busy, and that's one of the reasons he enjoys working on Smash

Switch Online NES Collection - Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure, Blaster Master SP, and Metroid SP 2 footage

Time to check out the latest NES games added to the Switch Online NES collection! Watch footage of Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure, Blaster Master SP, and Metroid SP 2 in the video above.

Nintendo Switch Online NES lineup gets Blaster Master SP and Metroid SP 2 on top the previously announced Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo always adds in some surprise NES games with their monthly updates to the Switch Online NES collection. We knew that Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure were coming today, but now we know that both Blaster Master SP and Metroid SP 2 are joining them.

Blaster Master SP

Start from area 8. You’ll start from area 8, the final area, in this special version of Blaster Master. Moreover, SOPHIA is fully equipped and ready for action! The Hover Gauge and Power are full, and Homing Missiles, Thunder Break, and Multi Warhead Missiles are all maxed out – along with Jason’s own Gun Energy Gauge and Power! You’re ready to take on the Underworld Lord… so get to it!

Metroid SP 2

The fully fortified bounty hunter! You just got a great head start on your mission to defeat Mother Brain! In this version of Metroid, every power-up, including all Power Suit weapons and abilities, is available from the start. The ending of this game changes slightly depending on how fast it’s beaten, boasting a total of five endings. Here, you’re ready to rush right to the finale, where you can see the ending that features Samus without her trademark Power Suit.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

This week's issue of Famitsu includes Yoshi’s Crafted World And Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn features

Looking for new details on both Yoshi’s Crafted World And Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn? Well you're in luck, as this week's Famitsu has features on both! We usually get a good look at the content in Weekly Famitsu on Wednesday, so you'll just have to wait one more day to find out the new info!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Nintendo details the changes/differences between Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn and Kirby's Epic Yarn

Are you trying to decide whether Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is going to be worth a purchase if you've already played, or own Kirby's Epic Yarn? Nintendo has put together a handy chart to detail the differences, changes, and additions between the two versions. Check out the rundown of features below.

Kirby’s Dream Land: Side Step Kirby Plush on the way

Ost will be releasing a new Kirby plush in Japan this April. The Kirby’s Dream Land: Side Step Kirby plush is more than just a stuffed doll, though. Touch Side Step Kirby’s head and “Green Greens” or “Clear dance” will play, and Kirby will shuffle about in place!