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Kirby Battle Royale

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Kirby Battle Royale

Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Released in JP: November 30, 2017
Released in US: January 19, 2018
Released in EU: November 3, 2017
Released in KR: February 1, 2018

AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.

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Despite the name, Kirby Battle Royale is not a Battle Royale Game, rather it's a weird mini-game collection with a few notable achievements; It's the first Kirby game to have online play, 3D Copy Abilities, and its own engine that works on top-down 3D and side view 2D. From plain brawling to throwing a ball to a flag, there are lots of mini-games to play. The costumes alone will make a hardcore Kirby fan cry with joy! All of the Copy Abilities are tied to different games from different years, too. It also has an Arena mode as one of the minigames, so maybe the title isn't far off after all.

Unused Graphics

Character icons

The Training Dummy and Axe Knight have 5 duplicates of the same face icon in their icon file. Every other playable character has 5 other icons for their alternate colors, but since Axe Knight and the Dummy aren't playable, the rest of the icons are the same as their default one and go unused. Aditionally, the Soldier Waddle Dees have unused colored character icons, since they actually have alternate colors, but only use the Green, Blue and Orange versions, meaning the Pink, Yellow and Gray versions are nowhere to be seen.

Unused Animations

King Dedede

"Test" is an unused animation found in King Dedede's story model. The animation itself only has Dedede's eyelids snapped in a 180 degree angle.


Internal Name

Kirby Battle Royale is referred to as "Project" and internally, and is often abbreviated to "Pj" in many files and branches. Kirby Battle Royale is also known to have a second internal name, being "Ibiza", as evidenced by the game's sound archive.