One of the Nintendo Switch’s highlights for 2022 will no doubt be Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the latest adventure of the pink puffball. Rather than running around in his usual 2D terrain, he’s going full 3D this time, in a world full of danger and potential opportunity to transform.
Thanks to a new trailer (see below), the game finally has a release date – March 25. You can plan that time accordingly, and, in the meantime, check out the new footage that reminds us just how damn adorable Kirby and his allies (and even his enemies!) are.
Here are the details, straight from Nintendo:
“Kirby has a flair for inhaling air, so he’ll have his work cut out for him when he arrives in an unknown land and discovers that Waddle Dees are being kidnapped in droves by the Beast Pack! To rescue the Waddle Dees, Kirby heads out on a journey with the curious Elfilin, whom he meets in the new world.
In this sweeping adventure, you’ll make use of a range of Kirby’s abilities to combat foes and navigate vibrant 3D environments, progress through a world in which nature and a past civilization have fused in a series of areas packed with platforming challenges. When you set out to free the Waddle Dees from being held captive at the goal point at the end of each stage, you’ll want to explore every nook and cranny to rescue as many Waddle Dees along the way, too!”
Thus far, it looks like the 3D world is well worth running around in, and the new abilities are excellent, even if you’re using something as simple as a prop gun. Here are more details about how the abilities are used with Forgotten Land…
Did Someone Say Beast?!
“The Beast Pack will put up a challenge, so along with Kirby’s iconic copy abilities, there are new additions to Kirby’s repertoire – the Drill and Ranger copy abilities! Submerge into the ground with the Drill copy ability and attack enemies from below with a massive blow. Your foes will soon be seeing stars when Kirby unleashes the Ranger copy ability, which also lets you set your sights on a faraway enemy.”
Another thing that appears confirmed with Forgotten Land is Co-op! It’s local only, we’re afraid, but it’s a great opportunity to get together with a sibling or a loved one (or one of your friends) and take on enemies together. While the second character, Bandana Waddle Dee, the new brand name we called it, may not be as recognizable as Kirby, he’s certainly just as useful.
What can we say? This game looks like a blast, and not to mention that, again, everything is adorable AF. (We won’t say the actual AF words here, because then Kirby would eat us.) We’re eager to see what the full game holds when it arrives in just over two months. Now we’re hungry.