The Kirby Nintendo Switch game announced at E3 2017 now has an official name. It will be called Kirby: Star Allies. In this game, Kirby can throw hearts at up to three enemies to turn them into allies. They will then join him and fight by his side through the level.
When Kirby works with other characters in Kirby: Star Allies, new attacks are available. In one example, Kirby uses the ESP ability to lift his companion for a Stone Drop attack. These special attacks are determined by your ally’s copy ability. Copy ability elemental attributes can be shared too. We see an icy sword attack and bomb combined with wind that can act as a hot air balloon.
The trailer also confirms that Kirby: Star Allies can be played alone or with up to three friends. In a solo game, the AI controls your companions.
Kirby: Star Allies will come to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018.