Kirby and the Forgotten Land was first revealed during a Nintendo Direct last September, but a new trailer not only gives us a better look at the exciting new title but also provides us with an official release date. This title marks the first true-3D entry into the mainline Kirby series, and from the initial reveal looks to be a return to form for the lovable character.
This new entry into the Kirby franchise looks incredible, allowing you to explore an oddly empty world, littered with remnants of previous civilisations and suck up enemies to steal their abilities, which never fails to provide a wondrous time. In this new trailer, we get a pretty good look at how the platforming will function, along with the multitude of abilities that Kirby will be able to adopt to see him through his adventure, ranging from being a wizard, a tornado, and even the classic Link-inspired abilities complete with the signature green cap.
The art style looks incredible, with vivid colours and gorgeous worlds, one can only imagine how this will look on the stunning OLED model’s screen. The official description also states that you will be able to engage with various townsfolk and enjoy some minigames such as fishing. The new trailer also makes a point to show that there will be a co-op mechanic so you and a friend can journey through the story together via local play, no word yet on online functionality.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land launches on the Nintendo Switch on the 25th of March 2022, a very pleasing release date that is only a couple of months away. With the way 2022 has started out, it will be nice to play a game that doesn’t remind us of the bleak pandemic that continues to dominate the media.