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Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash adds a touch of Castlevania to Nintendo's cute robot series

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Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash adds a touch of Castlevania to Nintendo's cute robot series

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash has got a new trailer that shows the pint-sized robot actually being quite vicious.

In fact, the way he uses his plug as a whip reminds me of the chainwhip in the Castlevania series. It'd be a fitting inspiration for the game (if it is one) considering that this is a side-scrolling action-platformer.

You'll also see Chibi-Robo dressed up as Mario for a couple of seconds in the trailer. The game will be compatible with amiibo so, presumably, this Mario costume is what happens when you connect a Mario amiibo - no promises, though.

You'll also see the robot using that plug like a grappling hook to swing across gaps. Throughout the game you'll get upgrades for that plug so it can reach further and bag you more collectibles.
Watch the trailer below.

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Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is due out for 3DS in North America on October 11th while we Europeans get it on November 6th.