It has been rumored for a while now that Kirby Fighters 2 was in development and well on its way to Switch consoles, but Nintendo out of nowhere just dropped the game on September 23, 2020 and it is currently live on the eShop.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe, a wonderful surprise on the Nintendo 3DS, released in 2016 and allowed for four players to duke it out in a Smash Bros kind of way. In Kirby Fighters 2, that same formula is expanded upon, and we are getting a whole lot more abilities!
The concept of Kirby Fighters was originally introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, but Nintendo recognized the praise and popularity for the simple side mode and released Kirby Fighters Deluxe as a standalone game for the 3DS.
Dude to the 3DS’s limitations, the game was not so deep, and the amount of available characters was nothing to write home about.
Well, that is no longer the case, as Kirby Fighters 2 on the Nintendo Switch is offering loads of Kirbys, including a new Wrestler Kirby. Additional characters like Bandana Waddle Dee, Metaknight, and King Dedede also join the roster, bringing the grand total to 22 fighters.
Kirby Fighters 2 also has numerous modes of play.
- Battle Mode – Not only can you battle solo, but you can also join in Team Battles!
- Online Mode – Take the battle online with friends from all over the world.
- Local Play Mode – Four players can fight each other across four different Switch consoles within a certain range.
- Story Mode: The Destined Rivals – Team up with a buddy to take on King Dedede and Metaknight at the top of the tower.
- Single-Handed Mode – You will fight 9 battles single-handedly! Can you accept the challenge?
There are loads of stages to choose from and lots of items to use to mix things up. As you play the game, you will also earn points to level up your Fighters Rank. Doing so will unlock new costumes and hats to customize your Kirby even more. If you have saved data from Kirby Star Allies and Super Kirby Clash, you will receive rare hats to use in Kirby Fighters 2.
The game is currently available worldwide on the eShop and costs $19.99.
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