Everything we know about Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Leaked a few hours before the announcement at Nintendo Direct in September 2021, Kirby and the Forgotten Land It’s officially the next installment in a long line of games starring this adorable round pink puffball. Kirby’s last adventure also arrived in 2018 as Switch Kirby: Star Ally, Which was an amazing package for casual and hardcore gamers alike. Fighting game was also a spinoff game kirby fighters 2, but now Kirby is making his triumphant return to his traditional platforming style, albeit with a major twist.

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Kirby has always been a lighter, more casual feel on the surface. He’s a lovable character who stars in games where actually dying is either very difficult, or sometimes impossible. Their primary mechanic of sucking at enemies to either launch them as projectiles or steal their powers is addicting and makes their gameplay ever-evolving. At the same time, some games have a clear undercurrent of maturity, and optional challenges that can hold back a player’s skills. While we won’t know for sure how this installment will pan out until we get our hands on it, here’s everything we know about it Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

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release date

Kirby and the Forgotten Lands landing screen.

For now, we have a fairly large release window for spring 2022 Kirby and the Forgotten Land. We expect this to be the next big game released after Nintendo Pokemon Legends: Arceus In January. We don’t suspect the slip date, as it’s been a few years since Kirby’s last game.


Kirby Ann riding a star in Kirby and the Forgotten Lands.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. This should come as no surprise, as Kirby has always been one of Nintendo’s special series, despite developer HAL Laboratory not technically being owned by Nintendo. Kirby is as closely linked to Nintendo as Mario and Zelda are at this point, so any fan of his game will already know he’ll need to pick up a Switch to play his latest game.


announcement trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land You don’t have the tone you expect from a Kirby game at all. It opens on a ruined city that nature has begun to reclaim. We see abandoned malls, streets and buildings before Kirby wakes up on the beach, apparently confused about his whereabouts before moving into this abandoned metropolis. As he runs and jumps through the environment, crossing broken roads, construction sites and even rusty amusement parks he encounters some creatures.

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The beach environment is also explored, with what looks like a funhouse interior, as well as a snowy spot. Iconic characters also appear, such as Vadal Dees, enemies like Kabu, as well as many transformations and powers.

In terms of the actual plot, almost nothing was said, but we suspect this will be the main focus of the game. According to the official description, “In this new unforgettable 3D platforming adventure, Kirby explores a mysterious world filled with abandoned structures from a previous civilization. What surprise awaits Pink Puffball?”


Kirby with the sword in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

this is the most exciting aspect Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Almost all Kirby games, especially mainline titles, have been 2D adventures. Now, we get a fully 3D Kirby game where we can explore this fully realized city thoroughly. Many people compare it to a . are from mario odyssey; However, we think it may go a little too far. The trailer shows us several ways we can expect the game to be controlled, from the aforementioned fully 3D perspective to the more isometric camera setting and even 2D segments.

In terms of actual gameplay, Kirby does exactly what you want from it. He can run, jump and float his iconic in the air, but sucking up enemies is still his bread and butter. We see Kirby breathing down one enemy and launching on another, in which he sucks up a large bull-looking foe and sends him barreling through several objects. Of course, there are also enemies that you’ll absorb rather than launch.

In Kirby’s transformations, we see the return of his sword, fire, ice and boomerang powers, but we expect a lot more involved. We see Kirby using these powers for combat, but also as a utility and puzzle-solving tool. The boomerang was being used as some form of collectible, and the flames were used to light a torch in the environment. We see a lot of coins and stars to collect, which leads us to believe that this is going to be a collection at heart. The Waddle Dees we saw were also locked in a golden cage until freed by Kirby, perhaps suggesting that we’ll need to find and free more of them across the map.

At one point we see Kirby riding a star that whisks him through town. Kirby’s ride of choice has always been the stars, so maybe I Kirby and the Forgotten Land, They act somewhat like a fast travel system.

We also get a good look at a giant ape boss fight to close the trailer, which means there could be more big cinematic encounters. Overall this trailer looks like this Kirby and the Forgotten Land That’s exactly what Kirby fans want from the 3D version of the series.


Kirby and the three Waddles escape from a cage in the Forgotten Lands.

There’s no indication it has a multiplayer mode Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Most of what we saw focused on thrilling the world alone on Kirby, but the Kirby game has a history of having several other modes that could include multiplayer. However, given that this is the first 3D Kirby game, and is probably much bigger than any of his other games, we can speculate that the focus here will be on creating a fully polished and featured single-player game. , maybe something like mario odyssey The multiplayer mode, where a second player could control Cappy, was worked out.


Kirby and the Forgotten Land at Kirby Beach.

The DLC will be hard to predict. On one hand, it’s not a game Look Like there will be any DLC at this time, but we’ve only seen a very short, highly edited, glimpse of it so far. We all know that there can be plenty of room to add to new areas or environments. Too, Kirby: Star Allies Infamously got a ton of free support and DLC post-launch, including the new Dream Friends and Secret Spheres. Again, this is a completely new type of Kirby game, so post-launch support, or lack thereof, could be something entirely different. So this has us completely stumped, and we’ll just have to wait and see.

pre order

Kirby sucks up Kirby and an enemy in the Forgotten Lands.

Pre-orders are not available for Kirby and the Forgotten Land This time. Since the game is set to come out in the spring of 2022, it shouldn’t take long for Nintendo to announce a definitive release date, at which point we expect them to open pre-orders simultaneously. When that happens, we’ll let you know where you can reserve your copy of Kirby’s latest adventure, plus any special editions that might interest you.

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