Japan Gets Updated Kirby Minigames in Kirby Fighters Z and DeDeDe’s Drum Dash Z

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, released earlier this year on 3DS, featured two minigames that many felt were a highlight of the game: Kirby Fighters and DeDeDe’s Drum Dash. A Super Smash Bros.-esque brawler and a bouncing rhythm game respectively, the games were fun, albeit short, alternatives to Triple Deluxe’s classic Kirby gameplay. But it seems Nintendo has acknowledged the minigames’ popularity, as Japan will be getting updated and enhanced versions of  each as standalone downloads via the 3DS eShop on July 23. Each game will cost 750 yen (just over $7), and will boast a host of new features. Kirby Fighters Z will feature new stages and two new abilities introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Bell and Beetle. DeDeDe’s Drum Dash Z, on the other hand, will include 14 new levels, with a particular emphasis on increased difficulty. Check out the Japanese trailers for the games below, and stay tuned for any information on Western releases for each in the future.