Kirby Star Allies Patch Adds Some Friendly Familiar Faces

Kirby Star Allies is adding some new characters from Kirby's Dream Land in an upcoming patch according to Nintendo Treehouse Logs.

After releasing last week, Kirby Star Allies is already looking to add more characters to its cast with familiar faces Rick, Kine, and Coo.

According to Nintendo’s Treehouse Log, the game’s next patch is set to release on March 28 and introduce legacy characters from Kirby’s Dream Land 2 for the Nintendo Game Boy. Now on the Switch, these characters will be added as “Dream Friends:” fully playable characters with their own unique move sets.

The animal trio–which is comprised of Rick the hamster, Coo the owl, and Kine the fish–are not the first to appear in the game as some other animal friends, Ngao, ChuChu, and Pitch, are already in the game.

For their abilities, Rick gets his signature “Fire Rick” frontal cone of flames, “Stone Rick,” which lets him become a rolling stone, and the ability to bounce on enemies and climb up walls.

Next, Coo gets “Cutter Coo,” allowing him to throw three feathers kunai-style in front of him, “Parasol Coo,” which gives him invulnerability while spinning with his umbrella.

Finally, Kine the fish is able to splash around when he’s out of the water allowing him to create a water friend ability. His other ability, which can only be used in water, allows him to summon ice around himself until he becomes it too.

Kirby Star Allies released on March 14 for the Nintendo Switch. You can find out more about the game, including upcoming sales expectations and our review of the game here.

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Noah Buttner

Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he recently obtained a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.

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