Kirby: Triple Deluxe was released in Japan on January 11, 2014; May 2, 2014 in North America; and May 16, 2014 in Europe.
In his first 3DS entry, Kirby swaps between foreground and background frequently while dealing with enemies and obstacles that transition between layers as well. Kirby again makes use of his copy ability which allows him to swallow enemies and absorb their unique abilities.
Additional Game Modes
In addition to the main story mode, which is a traditional Kirby platforming adventure, Kirby Triple Deluxe contains a selection of bonus games spanning various genres.
In those Smash Bros.-style mode, up to four players can brawl locally in various arenas and making use of Kirby's abilities in a competitive combat setting against friends. Download Play is supported.
Dedede's Drum Dash
This is a dual-screen rhythm game where players control King Dedede's jump across a set of taiko drums. His jump height comes into play when trying to collect coins and get the best time while avoiding obstacles.
This is a boss-rush mode in which Kirby can face off against all bosses against the clock.
Players can find 256 keychains depicting pixel art versions of Kirby characters from all of Kirby's history. Duplicates can be exchanged via StreetPass or by spending Play Coins.
When using StreetPass, players can swap keychains which nets them item upgrades.
Kirby's 3DS outing has sold 1.15 million copies as of March 31, 2015.