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Wii U exclusive Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush release date

May be sooner than you thought.

Wii U-exclusive platformer Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush will roll into Europe on 8th May, Nintendo has announced.

That date is far earlier than we were expecting - a previous Nintendo Direct had indicated a second half of 2015 launch was on the cards.

Rainbow Paintbrush, named Rainbow Curse in North America, launched first in Japan back in January, then a month later in the US.

It's a sequel of sorts to DS entry Kirby: Canvas Curse, with the GamePad's touchscreen used to draw lines for Kirby to roll along.

Four-player support is included (extra players control friendly Waddle Dee support characters), and you'll also be able to use Nintendo's NFC-compatible Amiibo toys.

Tap a Kirby character to the GamePad (Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight) and Kirby's abilities will be powered up with special abilities. Kirby unlocks a power-up, Dedede unlocks extra health, while Meta Knight grants a special attack.

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