When Kirby: Planet Robobot first released in 2016, the developers of the game used Miiverse, Nintendo's former social network, to share details and tidbits about the game, and even held contests and a Q&A. As Miiverse is no longer accessible since November 2017, we've transcribed all of the posts made by HAL's official Miiverse account and recreated them for posterity's sake. Some interesting details were only ever shared through Miiverse, so we hope you enjoy!
06/10/2016 1:23 PM
Hi everyone! I'm Satoshi Ishida from HAL Laboratory, and, starting today, I'll be sharing information about "Kirby: Planet Robobot" with all of you in the community. I hope you're as excited as I am! Today I've got a message from Mr. Kumazaki, the game's director.
"Hello, this is Shinya Kumazaki, the director of "Kirby: Planet Robobot". The game is officially being released today!
"In this instalment of the Kirby series, the overarching theme was machinery and technology, which was quite unconventional for the series! The contrast with the fairytale-like look of the previous game, "Kirby: Triple Deluxe", is especially striking!
"I can't wait for you all to jump into the powerful Robobot Armor, take the fight to the evil Haltmann Works Company and experience exhilarating mecha-action in a world overrun by machines!
"As you may have realized, Kirby's first game was released on April 27, 1992 in Japan, which makes him 24 years old. That means next years he'll be celebrating his 25th birthday, and we certainly plan to keep taking the Kirby series to new heights for years to come!
"Everyone, the time to go on a mecha-adventure to save a techno-world is NOW! The fate of Planet Robobot is in your hands!"
And there you have it. I'll continue to post information about "Kirby: Planet Robobot" for you here, so please stay tuned!
07/01/2016 12:44 PM
Hello! Satoshi Ishida from HAL Laboratory here.
I'm happy to announce that we've decided to hold a question-and-answer event right here in this community! I hope you're all as excited as I am.
We're calling this event...the "Kirby: Planet Robobot Ask-a-thon"!
I'm going to be asking Mr Shinya Kumazaki, the Kirby series' director, about all sorts of things, and I hope you'll participate in the event by sending questions that you'd like me to ask! To submit a question, simply comment on this post.
- Since we can't possibly answer all the questions that are sent in, please try to only ask one or two at a time, and only the ones that you really want to know the answers to.
- Please only ask questions relating to Kirby: Planet Robobot.
- Please understand that we will not be able to answer any questions about how to beat the game.
- Submissions will be closed on July 15, 2016, or when we reach 1,000 comments, whichever comes first.
We haven't quite decided when exactly we'll be answering your questions, but we'll make sure to let you know in this community once the date is set. It might take us a while, so please hold tight!
It's not every day that you can have your questions answered by none other than Mr Shinya Kumazaki himself, so I really hope you'll make the most of this opportunity by sending us lots and lots of great questions!