The results for the first round of the Kirby 25th Anniversary Copy Ability poll are in, with a second round scheduled to start next week for another fan favorite ability to be featured in the next Kirby game.
Coming in first place for this round is the Mirror ability that debuted during the SNES’s Kirby Super Star in 1996. As the winner for this round, Mirror will be added to Kirby Battle Royale, which releases for Nintendo 3DS on Jan. 19. For those unfamiliar with this ability, it allows Kirby to “create mirror images of himself to confuse enemies and perform multiple attacks at once,” according to the game’s website.
Wallpapers for both desktop and mobile devices featuring the ability are now available as part of the rewards for beating out all other Kirby variants. A 3DS theme will be available next month, leading up to the Kirby Battle Royale launch.
Second place went to another Copy ability that first appeared in Super Star, the Yo-Yo ability that gave the pink puffball a very ’90s look with a backwards baseball cap and of course, a yo-yo to perform enemy-smacking tricks with. Rounding out the top three was Sleep, which has been part of the franchise since Kirby’s Adventure on the NES.
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Both Kirby’s Adventure and Super Star were represented once more as the UFO and Plasma abilities came in fourth and fifth places. However, each of the losing abilities will have a second shot on Nov. 14 when another round will open up. Like the first voting period, the winner will be included in Battle Royale as a playable character.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 6, 2017
While the ballot for the next round has not been released, it is expected the same abilities, minus Mirror, will be competing against each other for fans’ votes. Some of the abilities listed last time, however, were already part of the game, so if one of those were to win, fans would only get wallpapers for their campaigning efforts.