Nintendo have shared some more information regarding the use of amiibos as well as the gameplay within Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Kirby will be able to explore Planet Popstar in a variety of new ways, being able to move scenery to access new areas and secret items. Kirby will also be able to acquire the Robobot Armour’s Wrench which will allow him to scan enemies as well as unleash more powerful versions of Kirby’s Copy abilities. Kirby will be able to travel faster by scanning specific enemies, allowing him to access Jet Mode, Wheel Mode and so on.
Swallowing certain enemies will allow Kirby to unleash the power of his mind with the “ESP” ability, or throw pills and attack with a clipboard as “Doctor” Kirby. By scanning in the Kirby amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection, Kirby will become the Smash Bros. version of himself which will allow him to perform all his moves such as Hammer Swing, Final Cutter, and the Stone attack, as well as the ability to shield from enemy attacks.
“Other Copy Abilities can also be attained via any currently available amiibo, often bestowing Kirby with an ability based on the character that was tapped. Become “Fire” Kirby with any Mario amiibo, let loose with the Parasol by scanning Princess Peach, send Sparks flying with Robin, or show off your swordplay with one of the other Fire Emblem character amiibo.”
“Releasing alongside Kirby: Planet Robobot will be the Kirby Collection amiibo, consisting of Kirby, King Dedede, Waddle Dee and Meta Knight. Tapping the latter three amiibo will grant Kirby a unique ability and a change of costume based on the character scanned, while the new Kirby amiibo will give our hero the UFO ability, allowing him to float in the air indefinitely and unleash powerful Heat Beams on unsuspecting foes. Fans eager to get their hands on this ability can also choose the Kirby: Planet Robobot – amiibo Bundle, which includes a copy of the game and a Kirby Collection amiibo of Kirby. ”
“The Kirby Collection amiibo will also give Kirby a collectible sticker that can be used to customise the Robobot Armour. Additional stickers can be found by exploring each stage, or received via StreetPass from other players with a copy of the game By searching each level, Kirby can also find hidden Code Cubes, which will unlock additional stages after a certain amount are collected in each area.”
Kirby 3D Rumble is a new single-player isometric action-puzzler mode which tasks Kirby with sucking 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 and maximise his score.
“Another new mode comes in the form of Team Kirby Clash, an action game with RPG elements which allows players to play with CPU-controlled team-mates, or join up with up to three other players via local multiplayer or Download Play to take down a more powerful enemy as soon as possible. Kirby can choose between four classes based off of traditional RPGs, like the Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Doctor Healmore, and the Beam Mage. After each battle, each Kirby will gain experience and has the potential to level up, improving stats that will aid in subsequent battles. During battles, enemies also have the chance to drop four pieces of a magical tablet, which when gathered together will allow players to unleash special co-operative attacks.”
Kirby: Planet Robobot releases June 10 on Nintendo 3DS.
Source: God is Geek