Kirby: Star Allies has been the Nintendo’s Switch first big release for 2018. Although the sales numbers have not been released, Star Allies broke the franchise’s sales history in the first month. It outsold the previous holder’s first month sales, Nightmare in Dreamland, by 90 percent!(2.1 million overall) The game is the 4th best selling video game in March. The game centers around four-player co-operative play with Kirby and his different allies and enemies. The game had free DLC for four characters from past Kirby games. (Gooey, Marx, Rick, Kine, and Coo).
LuigiBlood datamined Kirby: Star Allies and found data for upcoming DLC characters. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by Nintendo, the data is in the game. Whether they come out in two DLCs remains TBD. The list of character is below.
- Adeleine (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)
- Dark Meta Knight (Kirby & The Amazing Mirror)
- Daroach (Kirby Mass Attack and Kirby: Squeak Squad)
- Magolor (Kirby’s Return to Dream Land)
- Susie (Kirby: Planet Robobot)
- Taranza (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
- Three Mages (presumably the Jambastion Mages Flamberge, Francisca and Zan Partizanne from Kirby: Star Allies)
Kirby is not Nintendo’s biggest IP’s but the game’s sales numbers shown the Switch’s strength in 2018. The series has always been a great casual game but the lack of additional levels or stories for DLC are disappointing. The potential DLC is largely catered to Kirby fans since the majority of characters are from past games. Although the first DLC is free, if they rely on selling the upcoming waves, the sales numbers may not be as large as expected.
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Proof from Star Allies Go Stage ID ordering: Dlc2AdeleineStep01_01 Dlc2DarkMetaKnightStep01_01 Dlc2DaroachStep01_05 Dlc3MagolorStep01_05 Dlc3TaranzaStep01_05 Dlc3SusieStep01_05 Dlc3ThreeMagesStep01_05
VentureBeat – Kirby: Star Allies sales numbers