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Kirby And The Forgotten Land is a 3D post-apocalyptic game that doesn’t suck


Kirby And The Forgotten Land screenshot – will there be an Ellie and Joel crossover? (pic: Nintendo)

All Kirby games suck – that’s his superpower – but this one seems to be a big leap forward for the series in terms of visuals and gameplay.

Of all the many Nintendo series, the hardest one for adult fans to get excited about is Kirby. Unlike the other franchises they’re almost solely aimed at children, in terms of both the visuals and the trivially easy gameplay.

Which is a shame because as nauseatingly cute as Kirby is as a character he has some interesting powers, most obviously his ability to swallow enemies and steal their abilities (and souls?).

Previously, all his mainline games have featured purely 2D gameplay but at the Nintendo Direct on Thursday Kirby And The Forgotten Land was unveiled to be the first 3D game.

Nintendo didn’t explain much about the game but despite describing the setting as ‘mysterious’ it seems pretty obviously to be a post-apocalyptic landscape that, of all things, is weirdly reminiscent of The Last Of Us.

What is going on is a genuinely a mystery but the trailer starts with Kirby waking up, washed up on a beach, which also brings to mind Link’s Awakening.

Apart from the setting, the other most unexpected element is that the game is in 3D, although it still seems to use a fixed camera angle similar to Super Mario 3D World.

Nevertheless, you can see Kirby moving around in three dimensions, using his normal ability-sucking powers, which is really about time given the character has been around for almost 30 years now.

If The Forgotten Land comes out in April next year it will be exactly 30 years, which is almost certainly the point, although at the moment Nintendo is only committing to a vaguer spring 2022 release.

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