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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Platform(s): Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: May 20, 2022

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'Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards' Comes To Nintendo Switch Online Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2022 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is a side-scrolling platformer where you venture beyond Dream Land tasked with stopping the hungering Dark Matter.

Its story begins when Dark Matter invades Ripple Star, a planet populated by fairies.

The fairy Ribbon flees with a sacred crystal, but Dark Matter shatters it and spreads it across the galaxy. Ribbon lands on Pop Star and meets Kirby, who agrees to help retrieve the shards and defeat Dark Matter.

Along the way, they enlist the help of artist Adeleine, King Dedede, and Dedede's minion Waddle Dee, after each of them stumble upon a crystal shard and end up being possessed by Dark Matter, forcing Kirby to battle each of them in order to free them from the Dark Matter's influence.

The Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards game, originally released for the Nintendo 64 system in 2000, will be available on May 20th for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members.

In a multiplayer mode, up to four players can compete in three minigames:

  • 100-Yard Hop, a race to the finish line
  • Bumper Crop Bump, a competition to collect food
  • Checkerboard Chase, a last man standing game

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