Kirby: Event Horizon
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Release Date(s)
Single player
Local Multiplayer
Genre(s) Platforming
Media Included Wii U Optical Disk
Digital Download

Kirby: Event Horizon is an upcoming Kirby game for the Wii U. It is to be released on 2017.

The game introduces a fully three-dimensional plane for areas for the first time, while past Kirby games were always sidescrolling platformers. As in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby Triple Deluxe, the game also features a special, strong ability that is often required to be used to progress in the game, known as Void.




The game takes place on a three-dimensional plane, which has not been seen in a Kirby game before. The concept is partially inspired by the cancelled Kirby GCN.

The game's worlds feature structures similar to the world in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror; there the area is a large stage consisting of a large amount of rooms connected by many doors. Unlike Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, however, the game does feature seperate levels.

Another feature is the inclusion of 4 player characters as in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, taking the same 4 characters. Instead of being limited to only Kirby in single player mode, the player may now choose any of the 4 characters before starting a level.


Four playable characters are featured in Kirby: Event Horizon, being the same four that were playable in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land. However, in this game, the player may choose any of the four to play as instead of being forced to play as Kirby for player 1, etc. Every character has their own strengths and weaknesses, and some of these may be required to reach special locations or treasures.

Playable Characters
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Kirby can inhale enemies to get a Copy Ability based on their powers. He can also fly without limit. Meta Knight shares most of his move with the Sword ability, although he is slightly faster. His jump is not as high as Kirby's, however. He can fly without limit as well. Other moves include sliding on the floor, which also deals damage to enemies. King Dedede shares most of his moves with the Hammer ability. He can also inhale enemies, although it won't grant him their powers. He can jump without limit. Waddle Dee's moves are mostly the same as that of the Spear ability. Unlike the others, he can only jump twice; however, he can twirl his spear around to fly, even for a longer time than the Spear ability is able to do so.

Copy Abilities

New Abilities

The game features three new Copy Abilities, being Bone, Thunder, and Scissors.

New Abilities
Bone Will give Kirby the ability to throw bones in any direction, and summon sand to perform many different attacks. He can also use a giant bone as a club. Ability Star Bone
Thunder Will turn Kirby into an electrified version of himself, he can summon thunderclouds to ride on and attack enemies with lightning bolts from above. Ability Star Thunder
Scissors Kirby will obtain a giant pair of scissors to attack with, which he can cut ropes with. He can also use it for ranged attacks, and point it in many different directions. Ability Star Scissors

Void Kirby

Void Kirby is a major, new, special ability that Kirby can use occasionally throughout the game. It is similar to Hypernova, Robobot Armour, or the Super Abilities, in that it provides Kirby of a great strength that he needs to use to progress through certain parts in specific stages. The Void ability can collide with regular enemies and absorb their abilities, which will give Void Kirby new mixed abilities.

Void Kirby
Void Kirby KEH
In its default form, Void will simply be able to deal a large amount of damage to enemies, and Kirby's inhaling power is increased.
Bolide A combination of Fire and Void, Bolide will give Kirby tremendous Fire powers. Being in this form will melt any ice, and will weaken enemies by getting nearby.
Absolute Zero A combination of Ice and Void, Absolute Zero will make any lava or water solidify instantly, enabling Kirby to walk over them. He can use several attacks to ‘dig’ through, as well.
Photovoltaic A combination of Spark and Void, Kirby will be able to illuminate any room and activate any machines by simply attacking them with his plasma attacks.
Liquid A combination of Water and Void, it will douse any fire and make any flower grow once attacked.
Cosmic Ray A combination of Beam and Void, Kirby will be able to send fast and large beams forward, which will have a large destructive value.
Echo A combination of Mike and Void, Kirby will emit one destructive blast. It can be used only once, and when it is used, Kirby is required to absorb another Walky to gain the ability again.

Old Abilities

Old Abilities
Sword Kirby
This ability will give Kirby a sword, which he can use to perform many slicing and stabbing moves. It can also slice ropes. Ability Star Sword
117px-KRTDL Cutter
Cutter will give Kirby boomerangs which he can throw. He can also use them as blades, or charge them for a stronger attack. It can slice ropes. Ability Star Cutter
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Beam will give Kirby a staff which is able to produce beams and orbs of energy. He can shoot a simple beam, or shoot orbs as an aerial attack. Ability Star Beam
Kirby will wield a parasol. It protects him from weak attacks from above, and he can also use it to attack enemies. If Kirby holds out the parasol while falling, he will fall much slower than usual. Ability Star Parasol
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Bomb will give Kirby the ability to throw bombs. He can throw them, roll them, or set them in place. Ability Star Bomb
Fire Kirby KRTDL
Kirby can shoot fire from his mouth, which can burn enemies or melt icy obstacles. He can also hurl himself forward, covered in fire. Ability Star Fire
Gives Kirby the ability to spew ice from his mouth, which will freeze weak enemies immediately. Kirby can push the frozen enemies into other enemies to damage them. Ability Star Ice
KTD Spark artwork
With Spark, Kirby can create an electric field around himself, which hurts enemies on contact. By walking around, Kirby also charges up static energy, which he can shoot forward afterward. Ability Star Spark
Mirror Kirby can create many small mirrors to attack enemies, and can even duplicate himself by using mirrors to attack enemies from two sides. Ability Star Mirror
Hi-Jump KRtDL
This Copy Ability gives Kirby the ability to jump large distances, launching himself up or forward, damaging enemies he collides with. Ability Star Hi-Jump
This Copy Ability will give Kirby the ability to summon waves of water to attack enemies. Kirby can douse fires, and he can even run over water. Ability Star Water
Bell Kirby
Will give Kirby two hand bells, which he can use to hit enemies, or he can throw them at them. If Kirby guards while using this ability, he will sustain no damage at all. Ability Star Bell
Kirby can turn into a stone, dropping down on enemies. If used on a slope, Kirby will roll down. Kirby can choose several directions to jump into before turning to stone, as well. Ability Star Stone
Cupid KEH
Kirby gets angel wings which makes his flying much more accurate. He also obtains a bow and arrows, which he can fire in different ways. Ability Star Cupid
KRTDL Fighter
Gives Kirby the ability to perform strong jabs, kicks, uppercuts, and other similar moves. Ability Star Fighting
Suplex Suplex will give Kirby the ability to throw, grab, and attack enemies in many different ways. It combines Throw, Backdrop, and Suplex from previous titles. Ability Star Suplex
This ability will give Kirby a spear, which he can use to stab in many different directions. He can also throw it and even temporarily fly with it, which also deals damage to enemies above. Ability Star Spear
Archer Kirby
Will give Kirby a bow and arrows, which he can use to hit enemies from far away. He can also hide behind wooden cutouts of grass, which will make enemies not notice him. Ability Star Archer
Kirby 64 Drill
Will give Kirby a large Drill which he can throw, launch himself forward with, or drill down to the ground. Ability Star Drill
KTD Wheel
Using this Copy Ability will turn Kirby into a wheel, which will roll across the stage at high speed. Ability Star Wheel
Beetle Kirby
Kirby will get a large stag beetle horn, which he can use to attack enemies with. Kirby will not inflate to fly, but uses the wings of his beetle headgear. Ability Star Beetle
KTD Hammer
Gives Kirby a large hammer, which he can use to hit enemies. He can use it to simply stomp them, but he can also spin it around him and even charge it up for an even stronger attack. Ability Star Hammer
Leaf Kirby
Kirby can summon many leaves to spin around himself, which will damage enemies. He can also summon tall shrubs from the ground or throw vines. Ability Star Leaf
Laser Kirby gets the ability to shoot quick, small laser beams. The will richochet off slopes as well. Kirby can charge the attack and fire it in many different ways. Ability Star Laser
Poison Kirby
Will give Kirby the ability to throw poisonous blobs, or leave a poisonous trail that will hurt enemies. He can also shoot a large beam of poison from his hat. Ability Star Poison
UFO Will transform Kirby into a small U.F.O., which can shoot different sorts of beams depending on how much the attack is charged. He can also fly much more easily. Ability Star UFO
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After using this ability, all enemies on-screen will be defeated if not a mid-boss or boss. It also halves the health of any other enemy in the room. It disappears after one use. Ability Star Crash
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Mike will defeat all enemies on-screen when used (although unlike Crash, will not affect enemies off-screen). It can be used three times before disappearing. Ability Star Mike
KTD Sleep
It will make Kirby fall asleep, leaving him vulnerable to damage from enemies. If the player can press A with just the right timing when waking up, Kirby will deal a large amount of damage to a nearby enemy. Ability Star Sleep


Regular Enemies

  • Blade Knight
  • Blipper
  • Bomber
  • Bouncy
  • Bronto Burt
  • Broom Hatter
  • Cappy
  • Carry Dee
  • Chilly
  • Chip
  • Clackle
  • Cupie
  • Flamer
  • Foley
  • Glunk
  • Gordo
  • Horror Tramp
  • Hothead
  • Jellifrizz
  • Kabu
  • Knuckle Joe
  • Lanzer
  • Laser Ball
  • Leafan
  • Leap
  • Noddy
  • Parasol Waddle Dee
  • Poppy Bros Jr
  • Porozon
  • Prank
  • Ringle
  • Rocky
  • Scarfy
  • Sci-zi
  • Shotzo
  • Simirror
  • Sir Kibble
  • Snooter
  • Sparky
  • Spideroo
  • Spynum
  • Squishy
  • Starman
  • Striller
  • U.F.O.
  • Waddle Dee
  • Waddle Doo
  • Walky
  • Wheelie
  • Zzzip


Poppy Bros Sr Poppy Bros Sr will attempt to throw bombs at Kirby from afar. He generally simply jumps around while throwing bombs, which can be inhaled to spit back at him. Ability Star Bomb
Phan Phan Phan Phan will run around on the floor and try to catch Kirby with its trunk. If it succeeds, it will throw Kirby around the room. Ability Star Suplex
Bonkers will jump and walk around attacking Kirby with his hammer. He will also throw explosive walnuts, which Kirby can eat to shoot back at him. Ability Star Hammer
Kracko Jr KEHKracko Jr. Kracko Jr will fly around, trying to attack Kirby from above by using moves such as thunderbolts and heavy rainfall. In this game, Kracko Jr appears to be a different Kracko than the regular Kracko, who acts as a normal boss. Ability Star Thunder
Mr. Frosty Mr. Frosty will throw ice blocks at Kirby. He can also, oddly, float around the stage and sprinkle icicles around himself. Ability Star Ice
Hornhead Hornhead will fly around the stage in zigzag patterns. If he hits Kirby with his horn, he will pick him up and throw him away. Ability Star Beetle
Skull-a-ton Skull-a-ton will try to jump away from Kirby when he gets nearby. He tries to attack from afar by throwing bones at him. Ability Star Bone



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