WiKirby:News Archive

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  • June 10th, 2016 - Kirby: Planet Robobot releases in all regions, along with the Kirby series amiibo!
  • March 8th, 2016 - A new Kirby game, Kirby: Planet Robobot, has recently been announced for the Nintendo 3DS. Check out our coverage!
  • October 31st, 2012 - After a prolonged downtime, our fellow NIWA member Lylat Wiki is finally back online to help protect the Lylat System - with a slightly different URL, ending on .info instead of .org . Don't forget to update your bookmarks if you frequent it. Happy Halloween!
  • September 16th, 2012 - Kirby's Dream Collection, a package celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kirby series, has been released in North America! Coinciding with its release, Nintendo of America is hosting a contest to win a free copy of the game; more information can be found on this Facebook page by Nintendo. In addition, owners of the game get a chance to win Kirby-themed round playing cards from Club Nintendo; check them out here. WiKirby wishes good luck to all entrants!
  • September 14th, 2012 - Fellow NIWA member F-Zero Wiki's very own forums have crossed the finishing line and are open to the public - Mute City Forums! If you like F-Zero, start your engines and cruise on over!
  • June 23rd, 2012 - To celebrate 20 years of Kirby, Kirby's Dream Collection has been announced for the Wii! The package will feature ports of six classic Kirby games as well as bonus material and — according to a tweet by Nintendo of America — will hit North America on the 16th of September. Be sure to check out our coverage on it!
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    March 30th, 2012 - New NIWA Member: Not with a Fizzle, but with a Bang, Dragon Quest Wiki has been inducted into NIWA! If you're on a quest for valuable Dragon Quest information, zoom there right away.
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    March 23rd, 2012 - New NIWA Member: Coinciding with Kid Icarus: Uprising's release in Europe and North America, Icaruspedia, a treasure chamber of Kid Icarus information, has joined NIWA! Don't forget to grab your Wings of Pegasus and fly over, but watch for falling Rokmen.
  • March 18th, 2012 - One year ago today, our friend Joshua LeJeune passed away. First an administrator at Zelda Wiki, then founding member of NIWA and owner of WiKirby, his passion and dedication remains imprinted in these projects to this day. WiKirby owes its very existence to him, and is forever dedicated to his memory. Our thoughts are with Josh's family at this difficult time.
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    March 16th, 2012 - New NIWA Member: As of today, F-Zero Wiki is officially on the road as NIWA's newest member! Be sure to speed on over and tank up some F-Zero information.
  • January 1st, 2012 - Happy New Year everyone! As you may have already noticed, our URL has been changed from wikirby.info to wikirby.com; unfortunately it hasn't been possible to renew the old domain name which was owned by Josh, so we changed to .com to make sure nobody will have problems accessing WiKirby. Most links on search engines have already been updated, so please be sure to update any bookmarks you may have saved. Rest assured that WiKirby will stay online; we aren't going anywhere! Here's to another fun and fruitful year together!
  • October 24th, 2011 - Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's newest adventure and the first original game with traditional Kirby gameplay since Kirby: Squeak Squad, has been released in North America! Coinciding with this, the main page has received a little redesigning, which is not necessarily final; do let us hear your opinions on the talk page. It's been a tough and uncertain time for WiKirby since the loss of its founder and main admin, but it doesn't look like it's going down any time soon. A big thank you to all who still support WiKirby even in these times, and be sure to help with our coverage of the pink puffball's latest endeavour as well!
  • March 20th, 2011 - The NIWA staff were informed that Joshua "Axiomist" LeJeune, founder and owner of WiKirby, has passed away. Please leave a message to the family here, as well as a moment to read his farewell letter.
  • March 1st, 2011 - News and a video of the Kirby AR card has surfaced, see it in action in the Nintendo 3DS article!
  • February 22nd, 2011 - Also newish, Nintendo of Europe's official site for Kirby's Epic Yarn is now working! NOE Official Epic Yarn page is more similar to the Nintendo of Japan site than the Nintendo of America one. Enjoy!
  • February 22nd, 2011 - A writer for 1Up.com is counting down for the 3DS release in a novel way. Jeremy Parish is giving the DS a Departing Salute by reminding gamers of some of the best DS games. Kirby: Canvas Curse made this list at number 10! Read it here.
  • February 17th, 2011 - Club Nintendo sent a Kirby patch with a coloring error in Kirby's eyes. To make up for this, not only did they mail a corrected version, but also included an otherwise unreleased Parachute form patch! All of the patches can be seen in the Merchandise article.
  • January 28th, 2011 - During Nintendo's investor meeting in Japan, the company revealed a new Kirby game in the works. (Source). Check out our article on Wii Kirby for more information!
January 27th, 2011 - NIWA News: Metroid Wiki is also celebrating its first year! WiKirby and Metroid Wiki both began operations this week, one year ago during the founding days of NIWA. We wish them a happy birthday and good luck for more! We also expect to have a coordinated birthday bash with them someday.
  • January 15th, 2011- IGN has awarded Kirby's Epic Yarn with the Best Visuals 2010 accolade! For the full story, visit IGN.
  • January 9th, 2011- The Official Kirby site has a new Patchifyer tool! You can use it to turn your photos into Patchwork!
  • January 9th, 2011- Happy Birthday to Zelda Temple, Zelda Temple is an associated site to WiKirby through Zelda Wiki, NIWA, and Fire Emblem Wiki. When WiKirby was born (almost a year ago now on January 24th) Zelda Temple's webmaster Yusei helped answer several tech questions. So we do wish them a Happy Birthday and many more!
  • January 7th, 2011- NintendoWorld 2011 has begun. The 3DS release date was announced for 2-26-11, and we'll be watching for any Kirby specific news.
  • January 1st, 2011- Happy New Years! WiKirby will be working with a new Let's Player, so expect updates on this! Animal Crossing Wiki is now Nookipedia, check out their great new site design as well!
  • December 30th, 2010- Nintendo.co.uk lists February 25, 2011 as the Kirby's Epic Yarn PAL (Europe and Australia) release date
  • December 30th, 2010- Club Nintendo is offering Kirby's Epic Yarn patches for 350 coins per pair. 2 sets are available. Kirby and Prince Fluff, & Kirby in Off-Roader and Saucer forms. Simply register your Nintendo games and equipment at Nintendo.com to earn coins and "buy" prizes.
  • December 27th, 2010- On December 22, we experienced a server glitch which not only disabled the wiki, but also lost content created from November 25th to December 22. If anything you've edited during that time is missing, we do apologize and hope that you will resubmit your edits. We attempted several database restores but have not succeeded in regaining those contributions. WiKirby is now unlocked!
  • November 26th, 2010- Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Eat like a Kirby!
  • November 25th, 2010- We apologize for the ongoing errors. We've outgrown our initial hosting plan and are in the process of upgrading now! When we're back, we'll be back better than before!
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November 19, 2010 - New NIWA Member: Animal Crossing Wiki is now an official NIWA member! This wiki started by our affiliate, Animal Crossing Forums and merged with the great staff of the Animal Crossing Wikia site.
  • November 16th, 2010- WiKirby discovered that Nintendo finally has the Kirby's Epic Yarn manual available online as a downloadable pdf page. You can view it here at Nintendo.com.
  • November 16th, 2010- Issue XLIV of Super Mario Wiki's Shroom is available! As always it comes packed with amusing "news" and serious NIWA monthly news updates.
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November 12, 2010 - New NIWA Member: Good news to all Donkey Kong fans out there: Donkey Kong Wiki has migrated from Wikia to independence and is now an official NIWA member! Swing in, no bananas required!
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November 5, 2010 - New NIWA Member: Good news to all Mother/Earthbound fans out there: WikiBound is now an official NIWA member! Make sure you check them out, edit, and spread the PK Love!
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October 15, 2010 - New NIWA Member: NIWA's newest member has been announced! WiKirby welcomes Smash Wiki, the number one source for Super Smash Bros. information to NIWA! We look forward to working with them for all of the Super Smash Bros coverage, bettering both wikis!
  • October 29th, 2010- Club Nintendo is offering 10 bonus coins for registering Kirby's Epic Yarn by November 16th. See Club Nintendo for other bonuses and prizes!
  • October 23, 2010- Iwata Asks: Late report, but an Iwata Asks interview concerning Kirby's Epic Yarn can be found here.
  • October 21, 2010- Downtime: Apologies for the recent downtime, unfortunately there was an issue with the database server. All is now OK, and WiKirby has been restored from a recent backup. Thanks to our rigorous backup schedule, only a minimal amount of edits were lost, approximately 8 hours worth in total (i.e. those changes made directly before we went offline). We're assured by our hosting provider that measures are in place to avoid future problems of this nature.
  • October 18, 2010- Issue XLII of Super Mario Wiki's The 'Shroom is available!
  • October 17, 2010- Kirby's Epic Yarn was released in the US! We'll report on reviews and sales data as soon as possible.
October 15, 2010 - Strategy Wiki, our partner site for Kirby strategy guides is now a full member of NIWA! StrategyWiki has a large library of even Kirby guides, and the player can create wanted guides as well!
  • October 14, 2010- Kirby's Epic Yarn released in Japan, and the US official site has been updated recently. Visit the Official Site to see the name of several areas, friends, foes, transformations, and trailers for the upcoming Wii title!
  • October 10, 2010- Affiliation news- A YouTube "Let's Play" video uploader and WiKirby have affiliated! Nico will be adding videos and commentary for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. We'll add his videos to the Main Page video rotation and we recommend subscribing to Nico's channel!
October 8, 2010 - We have 2 new NIWA members this week! Our new friends at PikminCanon-NOT and Pikipedia not only are joining us, but have moved from Wikia to do so! Check out all of the great styling they created on their wiki! Both are separate domains on Pikminwiki.com.
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October 4, 2010 - Fellow NIWA member Wars Wiki has declared a victory for spelling deviations by region! Citizens of the United States and the European Union can rest assured, with peace at hand, one never has to see the other's spelling in the article body. Be sure to check out their great, new personalized feature!
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October 2, 2010 - New NIWA Member: NIWA has just announced their newest member, Lylat Wiki, your wiki for everything Star Fox related! Make sure you drop in and help out!
  • September 29, 2010- New Kirby DS game revealed today! During Nintendo's software lineup video for upcoming DS titles an all new Kirby DS game can be seen. Details are scarce, but see our analysis on the game!
  • September 25, 2010- Nintendo has sent a promotional email for Kirby's Epic Yarn recommending a visit to The Official Site. As of this posting, the "Full Site" is coming soon. See the email here!
  • September 23, 2010- V260 of Nintendo Power magazine features more Kirby's Epic Yarn news and a special column from Kirby's and Super Smash Bros.'s creator, Masahiro Sakurai. Masahiro discusses Kirby's Adventure on the NES and upcoming 3DS.
  • September 16, 2010- Tokyo Game Show wrapped up, Although Nintendo skipped the show, a new trailer, several new screenshots and cute artwork patches for Kirby's Epic Yarn have been released!
  • September 12, 2010- Mario Wiki has released a new issue of their resident periodical, The 'Shroom. The issue includes fun games, puzzles, Mario news, and NIWA news, read Issue XLI here!
  • September 10, 2010- New Affiliate: WiKirby has a new affiliate in the form of the Fire Emblem Wiki, a brand new wiki for all things Fire Emblem! Be sure to pay a visit!
  • September 6, 2010- WiKirby now has its first featured picture up and on the main page! Be sure to check it out, and vote for the next one!
September 1st, 2010 - NIWA News: Metroid: Other M for Wii has been released in the US, with other regions getting a release today or tomorrow! Fans of the Metroid series should be sure to head over to our friends at Metroid Wiki to catch all the exciting info fresh off the press!
  • August 31, 2010- We began our contest for Kirby's Epic Yarn!
  • August 7, 2010-Wars Wiki update- fellow NIWA member covering the Advance Wars, Battalion Wars, Game Boy Wars, and Famicom Wars series has a great new Main Page! Check it out and inform everyone everywhere of how great the NIWA wikis look!
  • July 16, 2010-Affiliate News Unseen64 and Animal Crossing Forums have affiliated with WiKirby! Unseen64 has long ago placed WiKirby links to all Kirby beta content articles. Be sure to check them out at Unseen64.net Animal Crossing Forums is a new site with much promise, get to know them at Animal Crossing Forums!
  • July 13, 2010-Super Mario Wiki has released Issue XL of the 'Shroom, their in-house wiki news report with occasional NIWA news, and always with a slate of fun content.
  • June 15, 2010- Kirby's Epic Yarn was announced at E3 and an all new trailer for the upcoming Wii title displayed never-seen-before graphical styles. The video featured bursts of gameplay footage in the style of an animated tapestry, with even Kirby himself being a versatile piece of yarn.
  • July 19, 2010-NIWA friend, Chuggaconroy has been banned by Youtube based on weak claims of DMCA violations! YouTube does not investigate DMCA claims and several top directors were suspended on account of gross exploitation of YouTube policy.
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  • June 4, 2010- Wars Wiki is now allied with NIWA! Enlist! And share your Nintendo Wars, Advance Wars, & Battalion Wars intel here!
  • May 29, 2010- Metroid Wiki.org has become a full member of NIWA! NIWA and WiKirby welcome the next member on June 4th. In the mean time, zoom in on Metroid Wiki to scope them out!
  • May 21, 2010- WiKirby has become a full member of the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance (NIWA!) See their main page here and you'll notice that the first new member has been revealed to be WiKirby! We would like to extend a great big "thank you" to everyone who helped us out on the way up!
  • May 17,2010- Kirby Super Star has joined Nintendo's Virtual Console More details here. This SNES title is downloadable for 800 Wii Points. Enjoy it, get some screenshots and article information and we'll see you in the Recent Changes page!
  • May 16, 2010- WiKirby's affiliate, the NIWA, has released its new hub website! The new site features enhanced navigation, more links, and a showcase of the member wikis. Check it out at their home page!
  • May 9, 2010- WiKirby would like to wish you all a happy Mother's Day! As a gift, we got you a little something special: A confirmation of the Kirby Wii game! Apparently, it has been confirmed in the official Nintendo sales report/game listings, which can be viewed here. Check for Hoshi no Kirby to find it with a release date TBA. Story was found here. Have a good one, Kirby fans!
  • May 1, 2010- NintendoLand and WiKirby are now Affiliates. Visit their site for Kirby game and general Nintendo discussions
  • April 24, 2010- WiKirby wishes Zelda Wiki.org a happy 5th birthday!
  • February 22, 2010- 100 articles reached.
  • February 11, 2010- WiKirby skin completed and implemented.
  • January 30, 2010- URLs fixed and logo added to WiKirby.
  • January 28, 2010- WiKirby opened for edits as a soft launch to get core articles, policy, and help pages created before submitting the url to Google. With experienced Wiki editors from other wikis, the bugs in the system should be found and routed out before then.