Kirby Squeak Squad facts and new gameplay footage

星のカービィ 参上! ドロッチェ団Here’s the Japanese Kirby Squeak Squad commercial showing new gameplay footage of the HAL Labs platformer coming out on December 4, 2006 in the USA. The game is renamed Kirby: Mouse Attack in Europe for a 2007 release there. I really enjoyed Kirby Canvas Curse (Power Paintbrush) but I think fans will enjoy this more as it’s an original style Kirby game.

Fact sheet:
* When someone steals some strawberry shortcake, the pink powerhouse sets out after them, learning new skills.
* Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby game, but this time, Kirby’s copy abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can players mix and match copy abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby’s copy center (located on the touch screen), but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment, as well as foes. Burn trees and grasses with the Fire ability or freeze water with the Ice ability.
* In sub-game mode, this game also features multiplayer fun for up to four players, using either Multi-Card or DS Download Play over DS Local Area Network.

Is there a story of sorts? Yes, in Kirby’s Rainbow Resort, there is a mysterious group of thieving rat-like people known as the Squeaks, who are after precious treasures hidden all over Dream Land, and Kirby has to get to them first.

See more gameplay videos on the Japanese Kirby Squeak Squad site. Video via Gonintendo.