Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards will be available for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass next week.
Released in 2000 on the N64, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was Kirby’s first foray into the third dimension. Well, sort of – it’s 3D graphics in a 2.5D platformer, as the game is still essentially a 2D platformer like it’s predecessors. If you want to see Kirby’s true first foray into 3D, check out our review of Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards introduced Adeline and Ribbon (last seen as dream friends in 2018’s Kirby Star Allies), the ability to mix copy powers plus a bunch of mini-games, now playable in both local and online multiplayer on Switch.
The game also now boasts a teen rating for blood and violence which won’t surprise anyone who’s familiar with the cosmic destroyer of anything-that-stands-in-its-way that is Kirby. But if you’re interested in the lighter side, Kirby’s 30th anniversary celebration will continue in August with a music festival live stream promising a 35 musician, big-band ensemble.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards will be availed for Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass subscribers next week, on Friday, May 20. If you want to see what other games are available on the service make sure to read our list of all games released so far.