Mario and Kirby show why May 2nd is just the start of a very important time for Nintendo.
May 2nd will be a big day for the Mario Golf and Kirby franchise as their first 3DS games will be coming out that day for physical/digital release. Nintendo looks to be taking a page from their playbook from when Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD, and Mario Party: Island Tour released on the same day and that worked out for them.
“May 2 is going to be an outstanding day for Nintendo 3DS owners,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe add two exclusive Nintendo experiences to the already-incredible library of software found only on Nintendo 3DS.”
Mario Golf: World Tour will be the first installment for the 3DS in the Mushroom Kingdom golf association or whatever they call it because you know Mario and company have a name for their “league.” Play as your favorite Mario character or your Mii character and take it to those Pesky Mario’s. You’ll have a wide array of power-ups that will add to the golfing fun and will add to the skill that it takes to beat your friends online. Spend money in the Castle Club to customize your Miis to give them that extra power needed to win. Mario Golf: World Tour also features extensive online multiplayer matches as well as communities that players can customize with unique tournament rules. During these matches, up to four players from all over the world with a wireless broadband Internet connection can play together on the various courses in the game
If Mario Golf isn’t your style, then the pink puff ball named Kirby will be perfect for you. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby will have to use his copy abilities to help King Dedede. Yes, you read that right, Kirby must help King Dedede. New abilities like the Archer and the Beetle ability are at Kirby’s disposal to fight. The new Hypernova ability will be Kirby’s calling card in Triple Deluxe and will be activated by collecting Miracle Fruit. You’ll be able to inhale large parts of the level like trees or logs to get where you need to go. Kirby Fighters is the multiplayer wireless/download game that has the players picking their favorite abilities and fight to the death. Ok, maybe that was too far, the fighting might not be to the death. May 2nd could be a special day for Nintendo and should be the start of a make or break time for Nintendo!