Search For Kirby Of The Stars!! 

Kadokawa Shoten are releasing a Search For Kirby Of The Stars!! book later this week which kind of resembles Where’s Wally/Waldo, but with Kirby! You can buy it here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Nintendo Turn Kirby Square For April 1st!

Nintendo’s first April Fools’ Day joke is to turn Kirby square. They have also altered the artwork for the past two games. Qbby has followed up with turning round! Obviously this is not a permanent fixture. Pictures below…

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Kirby Gourmet Deluxe Lottery

Bandai Spirits have announced a Hoshi no Kirby Gourmet Deluxe lottery beginning on 26 April at Lawson, HMV, and select book and game stores across Japan. For ¥650 per entry, you can win a Cook Kirby plushie, Cook Kirby noodle timer, Pupupu fondue pen, a pair of Kirby glasses, pixellated Kirby glass containers, gourmet keychains, a lunch towel collection, some small plates, and a Kirby & Maxim Tomato plushie! More pictures added below…

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Favourite Videogame Characters*

  1. Kirby (Kirby) – 111
  2. Link (The Legend of Zelda) – 90
  3. Pikachu (Pokémon) – 81
  4. Mario (Super Mario)
  5. Sans (UNDERTALE)
  6. Luigi (Super Mario)
  7. Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
  8. Meta Knight (Kirby)
  9. Chrom (Fire Emblem)
  10. Eevee (Pokémon)
  11. Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  12. Inkling (Splatoon)
  13. Waddle Dee (Kirby)
  14. Yoshi (Super Mario)
  15. Magolor (Kirby)
  16. Samus Aran (Metroid)
  17. Frisk (UNDERTALE)
  18. Corrin (Fire Emblem)
  19. Papyrus (UNDERTALE)
  20. Pit (Kid Icarus)

* as popular with the readers of Nintendo DREAM magazine, and taken from the May 2019 issue. Only the first three characters have their points revealed. You can buy physical copies of Nintendo DREAM here – use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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New Kirby Quick Pouches And Protector Sets 

Keys Factory are releasing a new batch of Kirby Quick Pouches and Protector Sets for Nintendo Switch in June. Preorder Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Red) here, Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends) here, Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Red) here, and Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends) here. More pictures added below…

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Quick Pouch for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Red)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

Kirby Star Protector Set for Nintendo Switch (Pupupu Friends)

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Kirby’s Epic Extra Yarn Magazine Advert

Full page magazine advert for Keito no Kirby Plus (Kirby’s Epic Extra Yarn) taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!

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Kirby’s Epic Extra Yarn Sells 10k!

This week’s Media Create charts saw Devil May Cry 5 debut at number one with 116,202 units sold. Keito no Kirby Plus (Kirby’s Epic Extra Yarn) opened with just 10,607. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console with 69,766 units sold, whilst Nintendo 3DS sold 5,718 units.


Next week will see BLADE ARCUS Rebellion from Shining, Caligula Overdose, DESTINY CONNECT, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de6 DX, Sengoku Musou4 DX, and Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NO. Full Nintendo charts posted below the bump…

  1. Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Switch) – 23,407 / 2,932,439
  2. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) – 20,101 / 499,543
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 12,301 / 2,166,999
  4. Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Pikachu/Eevee (Switch) – 11,394 / 1,526,105
  5. Keito no Kirby Plus (3DS) – 10,607 / NEW
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 9,838 / 1,317,346
  7. Super Mario Party (Switch) – 9,230 / 1,046,789
  8. Minecraft (Switch) – 8,350 / 632,871
  9. Splatoon 2 (Switch) – 7,739 / 2,955,316
  10. Kirby Star Allies (Switch) – 2,788 / 740,899
  11. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – 2,693 / 1,960,058
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Nintendo eShop Update

Only nine games are currently scheduled for release on the Nintendo eShop in Japan next week including the pictured above Keito no Kirby Plus (Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn) from Nintendo. Check out the current list of software below, and buy your Nintendo eShop Cards here!

Nintendo 3DS Retail/Download

Keito no Kirby Plus (Nintendo) ¥5,378

Nintendo Switch Download Only

99 Seconds (Starsign) ¥300

Assault Android Cactus+ (PLAYISM) ¥1,980

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (FDG Entertainment) ¥1,480

Passpartout:Artist no Kaita Yume (Flamebait) ¥1,099

R.B.I. Baseball 19 (MLBAM) ¥3,500

Reverie: Sweet As Edition (eastasiasoft) ¥1,480

The Shrouded Isle (Kitfox Games) ¥1,480

Arcade Archives IKARI (Hamster) ¥823

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