Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Let's take a moment to bask in the beauty and brilliance that is Kirby: Triple Deluxe's trailer

I know what some of you are thinking: How about we bask in the brilliance that is Super Mario 3D World's latest trailer?

Well, yes, I think that would be a worthy endeavor, too, but everyone and his or her mother (OK, maybe that's pushing it) already are raving about the shiny new Super Mario 3D World trailer that was included in yesterday's trio of Nintendo Direct broadcasts, so I thought I'd focus on the trailer that was shown for the upcoming 3DS game that's currently known as Kirby: Triple Deluxe instead.

Here's the trailer, in case any of you have yet to see it:

I'm sure some will say Kirby: Triple Deluxe looks a bit too similar to Kirby's Return to Dream Land, which hit the Wii back in 2011, and I can't disagree with those statements. That said, I really liked the look of that Kirby release, so if Triple Deluxe (or whatever it winds up being called) resembles it graphically in the end, I'm more than OK with that.

At the moment, though, I do think this trailer showcases some subtle differences to the look and feel of Return to Dream Land that should even appeal to folks who got their fill of that particular kind of Kirby adventure. Case in point: this title's softer, more textured backdrops, which seem to exist somewhere between those found in Return to Dream Land and the ones that appeared in Kirby's Epic Yarn.

And then there's Kirby's ability to leap between background layers. Sure, it's been done many times before (hello, Donkey Kong Country Returns), but I've always liked that particular platforming mechanic, so I'm guessing it'll be a fun addition to Triple Deluxe, too.

Anyway, hopefully I'm not alone in looking forward to the 2014 release of this 3DS game?


Daniel Delacruz said...

Is it weird that I blushed (as much as I can for being brown skinned...well, my face got hot) because this trailer was overly cute? I can't wait for this game, I just want to pinch Kirby.

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

No, it's not weird at all, Daniel. I didn't blush, but I definitely was overcome with cuteness, which basically is the same thing in my book.

Also, I really, really, really hope we see another Epic Yarn on Wii U, but I'm kind of worried we won't since Nintendo's already working on Yarn Yoshi for the system. Harrumph.

Justin Difazzio said...

I feel like I should like Kirby a lot more than I do. I mean...I think he's adorable, but when I play I'm always like, "Oh...yeah...Kirby..." Maybe he's just too slow for me? I dunno...

That being said, I'm no Sonic fan, either...

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

Hey, we're all allowed to have our own feelings and opinions and reactions, Justin.

Also, I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm late to being a Kirby fan myself, and for me, the thing that appeals to me about the series is that it's fun to control Kirby and suck up enemies and make use of their powers.

That's about it, really--well, other than the cotton-candy visuals and appealingly boppy tunes.

If none of those things float your boat, though, I can see why the series wouldn't much appeal to you.

That said, I would highly recommend going into any future games with the mindset that it isn't Mario. It isn't about speed or difficult jumps or any of the things you usually associate with a great platformer. It's more about enjoying the experience, having fun with super powers, etc.

Oh, and I'm also not a fan of Sonic. Never have been, likely never will be.

Monster_Hunter2882 said...

I have both Epic Yarn & Dream Collection. I enjoyed the new challenge stages and since they're based off of RtD so I kind of figured I'd enjoy that too.

I don't get how changing the tile Triple Deluxe would appeal more to westerners but if I thought more like other Americans I'd play Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto and I found both of those series boring. I also find GTA's humor annoying, it's satire to be lacking in subtlety, and it's characters unlikable .

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

Oh, you've just reminded me that I never bought the Dream Collection. Another game added to my wish list, I guess!

Also, I have a feeling NOA will shy away from using "Triple Deluxe" because there's really no context for that subtitle here. Like you said, Super Deluxe was released here as Super Star, so Triple Deluxe likely will make sense to and appeal to Japanese gamers while possibly confusing NA ones.

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't give it an entirely new subtitle that otherwise recalls the series' routes, a la Return to Dream Land.

After all, RTDL was called something akin to Kirby's Adventure Wii in Japan, which means they went in a different direction there, too.

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

That's cute, Sam. Thanks for sharing!

Reggie White Jr. said...

I. Must. Have. THIS!

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

Ha ha! Another person who's as interested in it as I am. Yay! BTW, I don't know about you, Reggie, but I hope the release date for this is sooner rather than later (as in, early 2014 rather than later in 2014). I mean, it certainly looks like it's well on its way to being a finished product, don't you think?

Nightmare Bruce said...

Definitely looking forward to this one. The last Kirby game that blew me away was Super Star (of course, I was the target demographic back then) and the occasional Kirby I try out here and there has underwhelmed me, might be because I played the Wii Kirby right after NSMB Wii and was really bummed by how easy it was in multiplayer.

But whatever! I'm ready to get back into my Kirby headspace and just enjoy the ride when this one comes out.

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

Yes, just enjoy the ride, Jeremy--at least, that's my suggestion. BTW, does this mean you played, but didn't like, Epic Yarn?

Nightmare Bruce said...

oh, that was one that I missed actually! I played Return To Dreamland I think, the 4-player one, and I couldn't help but compare it to Mario Bros.

thegaygamer (Bryan) said...

You should try Epic Yarn at some point. I think it's pretty cheap these days--like, $20 maybe?

Anyway, it's known for being easy, but there is some challenge to it if you play it the right way.

And even if you don't play it the right way, it's so damn beautiful and charming that I think you'll enjoy it anyway.