Director of Kirby: Planet Robobot, Shinya Kumazaki, posted a special message on Miiverse yesterday to mark the launch of the game for the Nintendo 3DS. The post was shared by Satoshi Ishida from HAL Laboratory.
In the message, Kumazaki talks about the newest instalment to the series, and also about the Kirby franchise as a whole. Kirby will be celebrating his 25th birthday next April, and Kumazaki advises that the team want to continue to take the Kirby series to new heights.
“Hi everyone! I’m Satoshi Ishida from HAL Laboratory, and, starting today, I’ll be sharing information about “Kirby: Planet Robobot” with all of you in the community. I hope you’re as excited as I am! Today I’ve got a message from Mr Kumazaki, the game’s director.
“Hello, this is Shinya Kumazaki, the director of “Kirby: Planet Robobot”. The game is officially being released today!
In this instalment of the Kirby series, the overarching theme was machinery and technology, which was quite unconventional for the series! The contrast with the fairytale-like look of the previous game, “Kirby: Triple Deluxe”, is especially striking!
I can’t wait for you all to jump into the powerful Robobot Armor, take the fight to the evil Haltmann Works Company and experience exhilarating mecha-action in a world overrun by machines!
As you may have realized, Kirby’s first game was released on April 27, 1992 in Japan, which makes him 24 years old. That means next year he’ll be celebrating his 25th birthday, and we certainly plan to keep taking the Kirby series to new heights for years to come! “Everyone, the time to go on a mecha-adventure to save a techno-world is NOW! The fate of Planet Robobot is in your hands!”
And there you have it. I’ll continue to post information about “Kirby: Planet Robobot” for you here, so please stay tuned!”