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Super Kirby Clash: To defeat bosses this wicked, it’ll take a whole team of Kirbys! In this free-to-start multiplayer*** action game, players can choose from four unique Roles and join up to three other players to take down tough bosses. Puff up power by crafting weapons, or use Gem Apples, which can be earned as in-game currency or purchased using real-world money, to recharge Vigor (a resource that recharges over time), unlock new quests or trade for weapons, armor, support items or stickers. Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to play locally, and if you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can even play online****! Super Kirby Clash launches exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch later today!

Unofficial Kirby airpods case releases in China

Get ready for the Nintendo ninjas...

There's plenty of official Kirby merch released in Japan, but sometimes that just isn't enough. Case in point, the Kirby Airpods case you see above, which is available in China. While it looks like a decent product, there's one key thing worth mentioning. This isn't an officially-licensed product!

HAL publishes a job recruitment ad in Famitsu for their new Kirby project

Could the next big dev a Famitsu reader?

Wow, HAL is really serious about this new Kirby project! We've already covered the news that HAL is hiring for a new Kirby project, as they shared the info on their official Twitter account. Turns out HAL was thinking ahead, as this week's Famitsu includes an advert with the same info! I can't even remember the last time I've seen something like this!

HAL looking to hire more staff for a new Kirby project

No rest for the Kirby

Not that long ago, HAL said that as long as one person out there is enjoying Kirby games, they'll continue making them. Seeing as how there's millions of fans out there, I don't think it's any surprise to learn that a new Kirby project is in the works! HAL didn't share specifics, but they are looking to hire some new staff to work on the project. The deadline for submitting your resume is Sept. 26th, 2019.

Official Kirby-themed "Haramaki" releasing in Japan

Belly up

Well, this has to be one of the most unique Kirby products to release yet. Over in Japan, official Kirby-themed 'haramaki' are being released. Haramaki, otherwise known as "bellybands," are items of clothing that cover the stomach, which can be worn for either health reasons or fashion.

Kirby Hat Studio lottery announced for Japan

Hats off to ya!

Bandai Spirits is going to host a Kirby Hat Studio lottery starting Sept. 6th, 2019 in Japan, and it will be held at Lawson stores, as well as select book/game stores. The lottery will be ¥650 per entry, and prizes include plush dolls, mugs, lamp, and more. Check out the merch lineup in the image below.

Kirby's Train Bento box releasing in Japan

Feeling snackish?

The latest bit of Kirby merch heading to Japan is the Kirby’s Train Bento box, which goes on-sale on Sept. 27th, 2019. This bento box is full of food meant to be eaten while traveling on a bullet train. The bento box itself will be on display at the Pupupu Train event in Nagoya this week.

TSUTAYA giving their T-Card a Kirby makeover

Charge it to my Kirby

Starting Aug. 23rd, 2019 and running for a year, Japanese store TSUTAYA and Asahiya bookstores will have a Kirby-themed T-Cards up for grabs. Coughing up ¥540 will get you the card, and then an additional ¥1,512 is required for the card holder, which comes out late Nov. 2019.

Kirby's Super Star Stacker gets a fan translation

Kirby's last SNES game

Kirby’s Super Star Stacker was the final Kirby game released on the SNES, but it never saw release outside of Japan. Fans have been working hard to translate the game to allow English-speaking audiences to finally enjoy the game, and now they've wrapped the project.

Kirby's Super Star Stacker is a remake of Kirby's Star Stacker on the game boy, and includes a story where Kirby will eventually face off agains Gryll, a character that has appeared in many other Kirby titles.

Re-ment officially reveals Steampunk-themed Kirby merch

Dreamy!

After various teases were shared, Re-ment has finally come forward to reveal its full Steampunk-themed Kirby merch lineup for Japan. As already covered, the rundown includes six figurine sets based on ‘Kirby’s Dreamy Gear‘ designs. Kirby, Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, Magolor, Daroach, and King Dedede are getting makeovers, completely with steampunk gear. These figurines will launch as blind boxes in Japan on Nov. 18th, 2019, and they're priced at 800 yen a piece.

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