Canceled Kirby GameCube project re-emerges with E3 2005 video tape

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New footage from the obscure Kirby GameCube project is prompting delight from puffball loyalists flying around the world.

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Only one Kirby game made it onto the GameCube, and that was the 2003 multiplayer racer Kirby Air Ride. However, bits and pieces of other projects that have never gone out of development have also surfaced over the years, with fans collectively referring to this era of Kirby history as Kirby GCN. Now a new video pulled from a recording of Nintendo’s E3 2005 booth offers the best look yet at one of these lost Kirby titles.

Over the course of about eight seconds of off-screen video, we see Kirby duel with an enemy who is fighting a reaction-based volleying minigame, a 2.5D platforming segment on the deck of Meta Knight’s Halberd airship, and the controls of King Dedede. appears in. A giant combat robot. It’s not much, but compared to the handful of still images and bullet points fans had previously managed to find for this project. everything,

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Almost as interesting as the material itself is its origins. This part of the video was taken from A Long Look at Nintendo’s E3 2005 Booth, which was a part of itself A Nintendo France Press Kit Video Recently archived from original Betacam tapes by PeerTube user fenarinarsa. This artifact from a Kirby game once thought to be lost has been waiting in official Nintendo content the entire time, ready to be rediscovered by vigilant fans a decade and a half later.

While we can only hope to see this piece of Kirby’s past, we were pretty excited See more recent Kirby and the Forgotten Lands before arriving in March.

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