Kirby fans and comrades alike will be pleased to know that revolutionary German philosopher Karl Marx was announced as a playable character in Kirby Star Allies during tonight’s Nintendo Direct.
The colourful platforming adventure game promises the return of many classic Kirby characters playable in up to four-player co-op on the Nintendo Switch, including Blade Knight, Sir Kibble, and father of modern Communist theory, Karl Marx.
The game’s story mode will take Kirby to Dream Land, where he absorbs a Dark Heart and is granted the ability throw printed segments of Socialist theory at his friends to recruit them as comrades for the Planet PopStar Revolution.
Constructor, a construction and management sim with humorous undertones originally released in 1997 for MS-DOS, has been confirmed as a day one launch title for the Nintendo Switch, with a UK release date of 3rd March.
The announcement marks the 20th anniversary of the game, which is also set for re-release on PS4, Xbox One and Steam on 28th February. In a press release from Decibel PR, CEO of System 3 Mark Cale said: “The drive and ambition to bring products to the world’s most dynamic gaming systems has stood System 3 in good stead over it’s 35-year existence. The Nintendo Switch is the latest example of hardware allowing us to bring our unique vision to the market.”
With it’s Switch release, Constructor will support wireless play, with up to four players able to compete against each other in various challenges. System 3 highlight the Switch’s portability as a major element of the re-release: “Caught short and need to lay some pipe during Constructor? Undock your Nintendo Switch™, take your place on the porcelain throne, and continue building your empire in uninterrupted comfort. Just remember to flush.”
Constructor is one of a few third-party announcements for the Switch that leaves us hopeful for quite an extensive library for the upcoming console. Such games include Triple-A games like Sonic Mania, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, as well as some popular indies including Yooka-Laylee, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, and Shovel Knight.
It’s nice to see some veterans of the games development keeping up to date with where the industry is today. I’ve never had the chance to try out Constructor, but this new release on current platforms gives me all the more reason to try it out.