Learn all about Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Kirby And The Forgotten LandSource: Nintendo (screenshot)

Our favorite pink puffball is getting a brand new game on Nintendo Switch shortly. It looks like this could be a more substantial adventure than several of the Kirby sidescrollers that have come to the hybrid system recently. 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.

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Kirby And The Forgotten Lands

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 Plot Open world Kirby Developer Copy Abilities Multiplayer Can you scan amiibo? Release date

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

Kirby And The Forgotten Land Aligator

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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?

Kirby And The Forgotten Land Running From Dogs

Source: Nintendo (screenshot)

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 Logo Wide

Source: HAL Laboratories

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 And The Forgotten Land Shooting Star Gun

Source: Nintendo

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:

Is there multiplayer?

Kirby And The Forgotten Lands Two Player Fighting

Source: Nintendo

Yes! Kirby and the Forgotten Lands offers local co-op. Player 1 takes control of Kirby while Player 2 commands 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?

Kirby Amiibo

Source: iMore

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. At this time, amiibo scanning is neither confirmed nor denied for Kirby and the Forgotten Land. We'll update you 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.

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Kirby And The Forgotten Lands

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby's on a new adventure

Our favorite pink puff ball 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.

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