Available for download from the Wii Shop Channel today is the Kirby TV Channel, a free download that lets you watch episodes of the pink puffball's TV show, Kirby: Right Back At Ya! which has previously never been aired in the UK. Starring everyone's favourite pink blob with the insatiable appetite, it's thoroughly family friendly stuff - but that doesn't mean there's not enough cheese here for the big kids to enjoy it too. There's a choice of four episodes on offer at anyone time, which stream over the internet to your console completely free of charge. Unlike certain other systems, the streaming seems flawless too, with our console not having to stop to buffer itself once.
There are four epsiodes available at any one time, with each being available for a fortnight. Two new episodes will be released each week, one on a Monday, and one on a Thursday, and you'll only have fourteen days to watch them, at which point they'll be archived, forever. Luckily, should you miss out on an episode, the Kirby TV Channel does occassionally award you keys, which let you watch any episode from the archive - which is handy if you've missed out by going on holiday, or simply forgetting.
Either way, it's a great idea of Nintendos, and one we'd love to see more of. It's the sort of thing that we know other companies would charge for too, so it's great to see Nintendo leveraging their huge back catalogue of cool things for free. The petition to see a Pokemon TV Channel starts here. Fingers crossed.
To get a taste of the sort of amazing-ness that awaits you, check out the trailer below