Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush rolling onto Wii U in May

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush screenshot

May is looking like a busy month for Nintendo gamers, and the Wii U line-up for that month just got one title stronger with HAL Laboratory’s Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush.

As a follow-up to Kirby: Power Paintbrush, this time you’ll be using the Wii U GamePad and stylus to guide Kirby through a gorgeous clay-filled world, with up to three friends taking control of Waddle Dees for some friendly competition.

If you’ve managed to get your hands on the Kirby, Meta Knight and King Dedede amiibo, you’ll be pleased to hear that these will offer a few bonuses in Rainbow Paintbrush:

“By tapping a Kirby amiibo to the Wii U GamePad, players receive an unlimited Star Dash within a stage, which otherwise can only be activated by collecting 100 stars. A King Dedede amiibo outfits Kirby with a hat that grants him six health bars instead of the normal four, and the Meta Knight amiibo gives Kirby a mask that lets him use a fast dash that blasts right through weaker enemies”

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush hits retail stores and the Nintendo eShop in Europe on 8th May. In North America, players were able to pre-load the game onto their Wii U systems ahead of release – although no word has been given on such a promotion in Europe at this time.

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