By Spencer . May 20, 2011 . 8:34am
For Kirby games, Nintendo of America redesigned cover art to make the pink puffball look "tougher" in the States with angry eyes. It’s a change from his usual cutesy look, but Gather! Kirby puts both versions of HAL Laboratory’s character on the same cover.
That’s the box art for Nintendo’s upcoming Kirby game for the Nintendo DS. Coined "colony action" by Nintendo of Japan, Gather! Kirby has players control up to ten Kirbys at the same time in one cooperative adventure game.
Gather! Kirby is scheduled for August 4 in Japan. While most first party DS games run at 4,800 yen ($58), Gather! Kirby is a 3,800 yen title ($46). That’s the same price as a Nintendo packaged collection of romance novels and Picross 3D.