Kirby: Battle Royale - Datamine Findings [Spoilers]
I’m sorry that this is coming out so late! Once I finished collecting things I really had to take a rest, I stayed up all night for this so I was fairly tired by the end of it all. Either way, due to the length of this post and it’s spoiler content, click the “Read More” to continue.
To start off, the following abilities are in the final version of the game:
King Dedede, Meta Knight and Bandana Waddle Dee are all present in the game as playable characters. It is unknown how they are unlocked normally, but it likely has to do with story mode. Their unlock messages are as follows:
“Meta Knight is now in the Collection Lists! You can use this in Battle Mode and Online Battles after it’s unlocked."
"Waddle Dee is now in the Collection Lists! You can use this in Battle Mode and Online Battles after it’s unlocked."
"King Dedede is now in the Collection Lists! You can use this in Battle Mode and Online Battles after it’s unlocked.”
These are all the playable character icons. As it has been pointed out, in the demo, there are 17 ability slots; the last one is the Random select, similar to Smash Bros. and other games. The poll ability isn’t present whatsoever in the retail game, so it’ll likely be added in as a free DLC update.
As previously revealed on the Kirby Twitter account, the game has alternate costumes. Aside from special circumstances, all abilities have their default gear along with three alternates. They are listed as such:
Ultra Sword Hat*
Sir Kibble Helmet
Javelin Knight Helm
Knuckle Joe Hair
Bio Spark Helmet
Grand Hammer Replica
Bandana Waddle Dee:
Dark Meta Knight Mask
Mecha Knight Mask
Galacta Knight Mask*
Masked Dedede Mask*
Ultra Sword Hat, Qbby Cap, Café Cap, Galacta Knight Mask and Masked Dedede Mask are all amiibo-locked, so you’ll need the Kirby Series amiibo and the Qbby amiibo to unlock everything.
Here are all of the ability moves. If the move is listed as an aerial move, it can only be used during a jump. If it’s listed as a charged move, you need to hold a charge before it can be used.
Beetle - Horn Upper, Horn Flurry, Back Slash, Spiral Horn (aerial), Rocket Horn (charged), Dive (after Rocket Horn), Forward Lunge, Slamming Drill (after Forward Lunge)
Bomb - Bomb Throw, Big Bomb Throw (charged), Bomb Dunk
Cutter - Cutter Boomerang, Jump Cutter (aerial), Hyper Cutter (charged), Final Cutter
Dedede - Hammer, Hammer Twirl (aerial), Dedede Hammer Throw (charged), Giant Dedede Swing
Doctor - Bouncing Capsule, Flash Spark (charged lv1), Sleeping Gas (charged lv2), Remedy (charged lv3), Clipboard Bash
Fighter - Quick Jab, Vulcan Jab, Rising Break, Sky Kick (aerial), Giga Force Blast (charged), Kick, Spin Kick, Final Spin Kick
Hammer - Hammer, Hammer Twirl (aerial), Hammer Flip (charged, 2 lvl.), Big Hammer Drop (aerial, charged, 2 lvl.), Hammer Swing
Ice - Ice Breath, Ice Sprinkle (aerial), Ice Wall (charged), Ice Ball
Meta Knight - Horizontal Slash, Meta Multithrust, Decisive Slash, Knight Spin (aerial), Dimensional Strike (charged), Piercing Slash
Ninja - Shock, Flurry Swipe, Stealth Slash, Ninja Kick (aerial), Pyrotechnics (charged), Knife Throw, Wind-Up Trick (charged), Ninja Jump (jump while holding button)
Parasol - Parasol Swing, Parasol Dive (aerial), Parasol Shield (hold), Parasol Drill (charged), Circus Throw (after Parasol Drill), Parasol Spin
Spear - Spear Thrust, Multispear Attack, Pinpoint Thrust, Windmill (aerial), Gale Thrust (charged), Spear Throw
Sword - Horizontal Slash, Successive Slash, Cleave, Sword Spin (aerial), Spin Slash (charged), Drill Stab
Tornado - Tornado Attack, Hyper Tornado, Big Tornado (charged), Tornado Dash
Bandana Waddle Dee - Parasol Swing, Parasol Dive (aerial), Aqua Shot (charged), Parasol Spin
Whip - Whip Strike, 100-Whip Slap, Whip Tornado (aerial), Crash Typhoon (charged), Whip Grab
To finish the ability section, there’s an oddity. Axe Knight is a character in the game, but it’s unknown if he’s playable. His data is all labeled as a normal, functioning player character, similar to Kirby’s abilities and the other confirmed unlockables. However, he’s also missing several things. He has no player select icon, lacks some coding for certain modes and has no unlockable text. Several things point to him being a character created solely for the Story Mode (possibly Meta Knight’s partner in the tourney), but there is a chance that he’s just not totally finished. Either way, his moveset is based around Cutter Kirby.
There are ten different game modes in the game overall. To list them out…
Apple Scramble - “Attack Mini Whispy Woods when it has apples to make them fall. After you pick up apples, throw them into your collection area, which is blue. After pulling the lever, you’ll score for apples that go down the chute. High score wins!”
Maps - Starter Forest, Double-Cross Forest, Bramble Forest, Fenced Forest, Double-Cross Forest (again?)
Slam Hockey - “Try to hit rivals with the puck as many times as you can. High score wins! You can send the puck toward rivals in two ways: give it a smack or throw it! If a rival throws a puck at you, catch it by pressing R at just the right time.”
Maps - Normal Arena, Obstacle Arena, Stretch Arena
Battle Arena - “The last one standing when all rivals are KO’d wins! To knock out rivals, attack them until their health hits zero. Press A repeatedly to wake up if KO’d. The more you faint, the longer it takes to recover.”
Maps - Deluxe Coliseum, Battle Coliseum
Robo Bonkers - “Attack Robo Bonkers and do more damage than anyone else to win! Throw missiles into cannons to launch them. It’s a great way to damage Robo Bonkers! When Robo Bonkers falls, go for multiple attacks. Try for greater amounts of damage per hit.”
Maps - Robo Bonkers, Robo Bonkers DX, Robo Bonkers SDX
Coin Clash - “Pick up coins while attacking your rivals for theirs. The one with the most coins wins! You can take even more coins from rivals by doing greater amounts of damage to them. You’ll drop coins until you get the ghost off your back. Use B to dash and Y to jump.”
Maps - Central Room, Dual Room, Trap Room, Party Room
Flagball - “You’ll score when the ball connects with your blue flag. First team to seven points wins! If a flag falls to a lower level, you can grab it and run it around the field! A double flag will appear later in the game. It’s worth double points. Great for a comeback!”
Maps - Beginner’s Beach, Flagger Beach, Footfall Beach, Lopsided Beach
Ore Express - “Toss as much ore as you can into train cars. Get more points than your rivals to win! Throw ore into a gold train car if you see one. You’ll get double points for that ore!”
Maps - Wayward Plains, Twisty Tunnels, Logjam Pass
Crazy Theater - “You’ll enter a series of quick challenges. Hit the max number of wins before your rivals! In a question challenge, knock rivals off the correct answer!”
Maps - Dream Theater
Attack Riders - “Attack your rivals to take away their chips. Whoever holds the most chips at the end wins! The more chips a competitor has, the easier they are to take. Greater damage gets more too. When the vehicle’s gauge is full, press Y to attack. Avoid taking damage or you’ll fall out!“
Maps - Attack Biker, Attack Tanker
Rocket Rumble - “Grab as much fuel as you can and throw it into your rocket. The one with the most fuel wins! Attack your rivals’ rockets to knock loose blocks of their fuel. Then steal it for your own! Get into your rocket before the 10-second countdown is over. Just jump in, or you won’t score!”
Maps - Space Center
The final boss in the game is named Dededestroyer Z. He shares some code with the Robo Bonkers battles, so it likely takes place in a similar scenario (circle arena, robot fight, etc.). In this fight, Dededestroyer Z seems to take control of the Kirby Printer and creates mass hordes of enemies for you to fight. The objective of this final fight is “Defeat all rivals before they beat you!”. While this all goes on, Dededestroyer Z will also attack you using lasers, fist slamming attacks and more. Bandana Waddle Dee joins in this fight to help you, too; he seems to give you something called the Golden Missile, likely to deal the final blow.
The following NPCs are present in the game:
Groggy Waddle Dee
Buddy Waddle Dee
Bat Meta Knight
Waddle Dee A/B/C/D/E/F/P
Soldier Waddle Dee L/R/A/B/C/D
Spear Waddle Dee A/B
Reporter Waddle Dee
Camera Waddle Dee
AD Waddle Dee
TV Waddle Dee
Mic Waddle Dee
Fake Kirby A/B/C/D/E
Waddle Doo A/B/C
Guide Board A/B/C
The entirety of the Kirby Twitter news cast is here! Aside from the NPCs, there are characters called Waddle Dee Buddy, Waddle Dee Spear and Sandbag in the game. Compared to Axe Knight, it’s highly unlikely that these characters are anything more than story mode and/or tutorial characters. Sandbag is used in the online waiting room, too.
While we already have a fair bit of the OST in the game’s demo, there’s a lot of files that still aren’t present. This includes two Staff Credits themes, two Meta Knight themes, two Dedede themes, various boss themes, some more minigame themes and a couple things relating to the end of the game. I’ll be uploading the demo’s OST after this post goes live, too, so stay tuned for that!
To finish this off, I’d like to thank the elusive Popcorn for helping me, once again. He managed to snag the demo and send it over, so none of this would be possible without him!