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Kirby's Star shoots off the radar

Kirb your enthusiasm, it's not coming out any time soon.

Nintendo has altered plans to release GBA title Kirby's Star: The Great Mirror Maze in Japan this week, following the discovery of what we can only assume was a fairly show-stopping 11th hour bug.

Kirby's Star, which had been on course for a March 25th debut, was set to mark the pink pouter's first outing since the departure of series creator Masahiro Sakurai. Maybe the binge-eating blob coughed up some error codes in silent protest...

Over in Japan, Nintendo issued a statement apologising for the inconvenience, but has yet to offer an updated ETA for the title. When quizzed about it recently, Nintendo Europe hadn't even heard of Kirby's Star, so none of this is likely to affect the game's non-existent European release date...

It is a bit of a shame, though. Kirby's Star makes some clever changes to the traditional Kirby formula, and offers up a host of new shape-shifting possibilities to boot. One such change is the addition of a mobile phone and a squadron of helper-Kirby characters who can pile in at the press of a button - assuming you can get reception on your phone...

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