Kirby's back, and this time he's brought his mates.
Multiplayer is firmly at the forefront of the round little fella's latest adventure. Up to three of your friends can jump into the action at any one time, playing as either multicoloured versions of the main man himself or taking on the roles of Kirby Meta Knight, King Dedede or Waddle Dee.
The action takes the familiar form of sidescrolling platforming, with the New Super Mario Bros. trick of allowing multiple gamers on screen at the same time.
Things start with a crashed alien spaceship. Not only has this ship plummeted down onto Popstar Land - it's broken up in the process. The alien's desparate to get home, so Kirby and his enemies decide to put their differences aside and help him the parts of his ship.
Kirby's copy abilities are back in full force, with an ability giving him a hat that in turn grants him a skill. The jester hat, for example, shoots energy from a magic wand while the cowboy hat will get foes tangled up in a lasso. Upping the ante even further are Super Abilities, which are gained when Kirby inhales a large special enemy. The Super Sword, for example, enables him to swipe all enemies off the screen in one fell swoop.
Four times the number of players may well mean four times the fun!