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Take control of the powerful pink puffball, Kirby, and move around freely in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like Sword and Ice and use them to attack and explore your surroundings! What journey awaits Kirby? Take a deep breath and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
— Official description for Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is an upcoming 3D platformer Kirby game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game was announced in a Nintendo Direct on September 23, 2021 and is planned to release worldwide in Spring 2022.[1]

Story

Kirby awakens on a beach of an unknown "new world"[2] to find himself in a strange and mysterious land of the past, where civilization and nature have become one. The land is inhabited by the "Beast Corps",[3] a group of beast-like foes who seem to have a vendetta against Kirby. The Beast Corps are also shown to have captured numerous Waddle Dees in golden cages, leaving it up to Kirby to save them. At some point, Kirby allies himself with a flying, cyan, rodent-like creature, before they are attacked by a gorilla-like member of the Beast Corps, leading to Kirby doing battle in order to rescue several Waddle Dees.

Gameplay

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the first 3D action game in the main series; it appears to control similarly to Kirby's other 3D entries, such as Kirby Air Ride and other games following the sub-game Kirby 3D Rumble. Unlike most previous forays into 3D, however, this game features fully functional Copy Abilities. The game appears to still follow the formula of reaching the goal location, instead of being an open world entry. The game's environmental design appears to take cues from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

Characters

Playable Characters

Non-Playable characters

  • Waddle Dees
  • Unnamed cyan flying creature
  • Unnamed yellow birds

Enemies

Mid-bosses

Bosses

  • Unnamed large gorilla boss

Copy Abilities

Items

Levels

Music

Reception

Staff

Trivia

  • This game was leaked on Nintendo of Japan's schedules, hours prior to its announcement in the Nintendo Direct on September 23.[4]
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land bears a great resemblance to the second iteration of the cancelled Kirby GCN.

In other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese 星のカービィ ディスカバリー Translates to Kirby of the Stars: Discovery.
Traditional Chinese 星之卡比 探索發現 Translates to Kirby of the Stars: Discovery.
Simplified Chinese 星之卡比 探索发现 Translates to Kirby of the Stars: Discovery.
Korean 별의 커비 디스커버리 Translates to Kirby of the Stars: Discovery.
German Kirby und das vergessene Land Translates to Kirby and the forgotten Land.
Dutch Kirby en de Vergeten Wereld Translates to Kirby and the Forgotten World.
French
(France)
Kirby et le monde oublié Translates to Kirby and the forgotten world.
French
(Canada)
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Same as English.
Italian Kirby e la terra perduta Translates to Kirby and the lost land.
Spanish
(Spain)
Kirby y la tierra olvidada Translates to Kirby and the forgotten land.
Spanish
(Latin America)
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Same as English.

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