Learn all about Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby’s on a brand new adventure in this 3D platformer.
Our favorite pink puffball is getting a brand new game on Nintendo Switch shortly. This could be a more substantial adventure than several of the Kirby sidescrollers that have recently come to the hybrid system. It seems like it’s shaping up to be one of the best Nintendo Switch games out there. Are you excited to play the game? Here’s everything you want to know about Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Explore an abandoned civilization
In his latest platforming adventure, Kirby explores a world filled with ruins and abandoned buildings. But he doesn’t have to do it alone. Pass a controller to a friend and play in local co-op.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Announcement video
During the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, we got our first real look at the upcoming Kirby game. If you’re interested, you can watch the video here.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Plot
The trailer shows Kirby washing up onshore. He then wanders around the abandoned remains of some civilization. Tall buildings are overgrown with plant life, rust overtakes an amusement park, and there’s absolutely no one in the mall except for enemies. With this being the case, Kirby is likely on some mission to look into what happened to these abandoned locations.
Is this an open-world Kirby game?
It looks like Kirby and the Forgotten Land does have more open exploration than previous sidescrolling Kirby games. From what we’ve seen so far, the game could be somewhat similar to Super Mario Odyssey, where you’ll be able to use Kirby’s classic platforming abilities but in far less confined locations. Still, there are definitely guided pathways that don’t let Kirby stray too far. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and dig up more information as soon as possible.
Who’s the developer?
HAL Laboratories has been the primary developer for Kirby from the very beginning and is the studio behind the Forgotten Land. With this being the case, we can expect great things and know that they will handle the characters correctly.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Copy Abilities
Kirby’s iconic move is sucking in his enemies and copying their powers. In the trailer, we see Kirby do a number of these trademark Copy Abilities, including:
As first explained in the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, Kirby has more than just Copy Abilities at his disposal. Mouthful Mode allows him to wrap his mouth around objects and use them to traverse locations in new ways. This will likely be a huge part of solving puzzles as you make your way through the adventure.
Waddle Dee Town
As you rescue Waddle Dees while making your way through the story, they will return to Waddle Dee Town and provide amenities to help Kirby out. As part of this, Waddle Dee’s Weapons Shop allows you to upgrade your Copy Abilities to make them stronger and more effective.
Is there multiplayer?
Yes! Kirby and the Forgotten Lands offers local co-op. Player 1 takes control of Kirby while Player 2 commands a spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee. Together, you and a friend can take on enemies, collect Stars, and make your way through this adventure.
Will it work with amiibo?
There are seven different Kirby amiibo from the Kirby amiibo line and the Super Smash Bros. amiibo line. These days it’s kind of a toss-up for if a Switch game will have amiibo scanning features or not. According to Japan’s My Nintendo Store, Kirby and the Forgotten Land will indeed support amiibo. However, it’s unclear what they do exactly and which ones you can scan. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and will update when we learn more.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Release date
You can play Kirby and the Forgotten Land when it releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 25. It sells for $60, and preorders are currently available.
Play with a friend
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Kirby’s on a new adventure
Our favorite pink puffball finds himself in an abandoned civilization and must use his Copy Abilities to defeat enemies and collect Stars. Play solo or with a friend in local co-op.
Sucked into the world of Kirby
Kirby and the Forgotten Land looks like a fantastic adventure that will put Kirby in a more open-world space. We can’t wait to check it out and see just what this story has in store.