Nintendo 3DS

Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash Coming To The West This October



Nintendo recently announced a new Chibi-Robo game in Japan, and confirmed its Western release this morning. The new game, titled Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash will be released for Nintendo 3DS this October in North America and Europe.


Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash is a side-scrolling game where Chibi-Robo needs to swing his plug to whip enemies, reach out-of-reach platforms, and solve environmental puzzles. Along the way, you collect upgrades for his plugs and find hidden areas.


Additionally, Nintendo will release a Chibi-Robo Amiibo figurine that transforms Chibi-Robo into the all-powerful Super Chibi-Robo in certain stages in the game. In addition, players can level up this Amiibo to acquire a variety of in-game collectible figures and items by saving their scores at the end of each stage.


More details about this Amiibo will be revealed in the future, Nintendo said. In the meantime, you can find footage of the game in the mini Nintendo Direct embedded above.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.