Talk Sweet, Get Treats
It’s the national Random Act of Kindness Day this weekend, and Nintendo is taking one of their most wholesome characters to front an equally wholesome act. The attendees of this year’s Emerald City Comic Con have a chance to receive Kirby themed gift for being nice to people around them, “Just like Kirby himself!”
Kirby Star Allies is the next in the long-established series. Launching on March 16 for Nintendo Switch, fans will have a chance to demo the game early (March 1-4) at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. This time around, Kirby uses a new ability to turn enemies into friends. Build up a team of buddies to save Planet Popstar.
Kirby being the kind-hearted puffball he is, Nintendo found him to be a perfect fit for their kindness reward program. Select Nintendo representatives will be walking around Emerald City Comic Con keeping an eye out for people doing something nice. This can be from holding the door to picking up trash. It’s whatever these reps consider nice.
More than gift givers, these reps will also be surprising people stuck waiting in lines with the chance to play Kirby Star Allies in handheld mode. Otherwise, you’ll have to visit the Nintendo booth to play it in TV mode.
“Many of our classic characters are heroes in numerous ways, but Kirby epitomizes what it’s like to be powerful, but also kind,” said Cindy Gordon, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Strategic Communications. “While we love bringing our games directly to fans at events like this, we wanted to do something a little different this time to show that teamwork and kindness are two of the most powerful forces around.”
This is a great example of why I love Kirby so much; He’s just so wholesome. More information about Kirby Star Allies can be found by visiting the game’s Nintendo page.
Emerald City Comic Con runs March 1-4 at the Washington State Convention Center at 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101. For Comic Con hours and more information, visit their website.