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How to Update Kirby Star Allies

Instructions for how to update Kirby Star Allies.

On 30 November 2018 a new software update for Kirby Star Allies became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Additional Information:

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s online features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the console is connected to the internet, the update will download and install automatically.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


Version 4.0

  • Added the new mode, Heroes in Another Dimension, which becomes available after clearing Story Mode.
  • Added four new Dream Friends: Magolor, Taranza, Susie, and the Three Mage-Sisters.
  • Added a new hardest difficulty level to the mode The Ultimate Choice.
  • Added new celebration pictures to be completed by collecting Picture Pieces.
  • Issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Version 3.0

  • Added three new Dream Friends: Adeleine & Ribbon, Dark Meta Knight, and Daroach.
  • Added three new celebration pictures to complete by collecting Picture Pieces.
  • Fixed several issues to enhance gameplay.

Version 2.0

  • Added three new Dream Friends: Marx, Gooey, and Rick & Kine & Coo.
  • Added one new celebration picture to complete by collecting Picture Pieces.
  • Fixed several issues to enhance gameplay.

Version 1.1.1

  • Selecting Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), or Korean in the Nintendo Switch language settings will now cause text to display properly in those languages.
  • Issues have been fixed to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.