Kirby Encourages Fans to Perform Random Acts of Kindness at Emerald City Comic Con

Be Among the First to Play Kirby Star Allies for
Nintendo Switch and Unleash the Power of Kindness at the Convention

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While the nation celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Day this weekend,
Kirby, the charming hero known for his powerful Copy Abilities, is
preparing a celebration of his own at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con
in Seattle. Attendees of Emerald City Comic Con will not only be among
the first to play the Kirby Star Allies game for the Nintendo
Switch
system and try out Kirby’s new Copy Abilities before the game
launches on March 16, they will also have the chance to earn cool Kirby
themed items for being nice to people around them – just like Kirby
himself!

In Kirby’s new game, he uses a new ability to turn his enemies into
friends to create a powerful team to save Planet Popstar. But despite
his friendly appearance, Kirby brings some seriously powerful new moves
and abilities to his new game that would even impress the most hardened
video game players. In fact, Kirby’s moves in Kirby Star Allies
are some of his most powerful and impressive yet.

And just like Kirby, attendees of Emerald City Comic Con will have the
opportunity to unleash some powerful moves of their own – the power to
make the world a better place through acts of kindness! Kirby would be
so proud.

Select Nintendo representatives will be walking around Emerald City
Comic Con March 1-4 to reward people for performing random acts of
kindness for other people. If these mobile Nintendo teams catch a Comic
Con attendee doing something nice, from holding the door for a stranger
to picking up litter, that person will get the chance to earn fun Kirby
themed items.

These same mobile teams will also be surprising people waiting in lines
around the convention with the opportunity to play Kirby Star Allies
for Nintendo Switch in Handheld Mode. The game will also be available to
play at the Nintendo booth in TV Mode.

“Many of our classic characters are heroes in numerous ways, but Kirby
epitomizes what it’s like to be powerful, but also kind,” said Cindy
Gordon, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Strategic
Communications. “While we love bringing our games directly to fans at
events like this, we wanted to do something a little different this time
to show that teamwork and kindness are two of the most powerful forces
around.”

Kirby Star Allies is one of the largest and most robust games in
the Kirby series – and the first on Nintendo Switch! In the game, Kirby
can recruit enemies by tossing out hearts to gather friends for a party
of up to four characters. This newly formed party can be used to solve
clever puzzles or unleash powerful friend abilities. In addition to
familiar Copy Abilities like Sword, Fire, Ice, Stone, Bomb and more,
Kirby will have access to new abilities like Spider, Artist and Staff.
Some Copy abilities can even be imbued with different elements, such as
wind, water, fire and electricity. Kirby uses this large collection of
powerful moves and abilities to make his way through a wide variety of
colorful and challenging worlds.

Up to four players can play together in local co-op, with one player
controlling Kirby and, for the first time in the series, the other
players taking control of the recruited enemies (additional accessories
may be required in multiplayer mode). Players can still embark on the
adventure solo, though, with team members automatically controlled by
the game.

Emerald City Comic Con runs March 1-4 at the Washington State Convention
Center at 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101. For Comic Con hours and more
information, visit https://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/.

For more information about Kirby Star Allies, visit https://kirby.nintendo.com/star-allies.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.


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