I have mixed opinions on the game. *sorry for the big post*
I like the new abilities and the slighty more dynamic camera angles, and I like the mech, as it feels like the animals from the Dark Matter trilogy but with a couple of twists; but I also have some concerns about - the mechanical theme being overused (I mean that most levels of the game could feel the same, we already seen from the world map that there are 2 city worlds, for example... I know that one will be a small town and the other will probably be a big futuristic city and maybe at night, but what I fear is that this game could be missing of that element of games like Kirby 64 where each individual level had a unique feel and art style), the game being too easy/not fixing the broken difficulty (in the easy way) of Triple Deluxe (pretty much the only flaw of the game) and the fact that the whole game is a revamped version of Triple Deluxe, everything is very similar including the end-level minigame and the levels' structure.
So, overall it will be a very good game and I'm already planning to get it at day one, I have no doubts on this, but I fear that Triple Deluxe will remain above Robobot in my favorite's chart (Kirby Fighters has some influence on this)... but the game is not out yet and there are little informations actually, so it's possible that the game will surprise me for the better, I'm just stating my early and temporary opinion now, based on the few informations I have.
And I'm full of hopes for the future... in Italy there is a site called NintendOn;
this page - http://www.nintendon.it/speskullations- ... acco-95596
is about a Nintendo insider who also worked for the site and he is going to leave, so this is his last video.
In the video he replies to fans' questions, and there is a question about "what's HAL Laboratory doing? Are they developping something?"
The insider replied that yes, they are working on something, but he can't add any futher information.
He also says, replying to a previous question, that Nintendo is planning something for the mobile market, something that can't be called "games", but it's something involving the biggest IPs of Nintnedo, and he mentions "Mario, Kirby, Yoshi" stating that now Kirby is one of the top IPs for Nintendo (said by someone who works in Nintendo of Europe is very strange, since we haven't even recived the Dream Collection).
This is very vague but could be an hint at something, maybe that Robobot is not the only Kirby game we're getting soon (something for WiiU, maybe?), or maybe it's just meaningless, every team is always working on something, that's obvious... but even in this case, I'm happy about Nintendo investing in Kirby as a top IP even in Europe (Kirby Planet Robobot will be released the same day as the USA version in Europe, this already is a big victory for European fans).
I wish a good future for the Kirby franchise and if the cool sonic/megaman like mood of this game is useful to attract more fans and to make the series more popular, I appreciate this and I hope it will be a success.