The past year was a busy one for Kirby fans. Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby’s Dream Buffet and Kirby’s Return To Dreamland Deluxe have all released over the course of the past 12 months. Kirby’s Return To Dreamland Deluxe, a remake of the original that released on the Wii, is the most recent of the 3 to release. Attention is now turning to what the future holds for the franchise.
Kirby director Shinya Kumazaki addressed this to IGN at this year’s Game Developers Conference. There, Kumazaki mentioned that, while he can’t give any concrete plans for Kirby’s future, he mentions that HAL Laboratory’s goal is always to “provide a new gameplay experience”. Although the most recent Kirby release was a remake, Kumazaki says that remakes won’t just happen for the sake of it. They want to make sure that there’s something new added to the game. For example, Kirby’s Return To Dreamland Deluxe had the Merry Magolor theme park and Magolor Epilogue.
That wasn’t all that was discussed. Kumazaki also addressed whether there will be a mix 2D and 3D games going forward. Kumazaki, once again, didn’t say much about the matter. However he did say that having 2D games, 3D games, or “something completely different” are all things that are “within scope” for HAL Laboratory’s future.
Kumazaki concluded the discussion by saying that “you might have experienced it if you played Forgotten Land, in that it’s not quite open world. It’s really a 3D game that really utilizes, kind of inherits the playfulness and the ease of play of 2D Kirby games. And that’s a unique 3D experience that we want to provide. And so what we want to do moving forward is continue to provide that unique 3D experience, and not necessarily be caught within the boundaries of existing genres”.
How about a port of Planet Robobot because it was awesome?
It only came out 7 years ago lol
How about a port of Kirby Air Ride from Nintendo GameCube.
So it appears they don’t just want to remake games, but they also don’t want to do full 3D world Kirby games either which is an awful shame, a full open world Kirby game would be so much fun, especially if it was done in a fun way like super Mario 64, but I guess we will be waiting 50 years for it knowing Nintenslow
Nintendo aren’t the ones who make the Kirby games.
I really couldn’t care less to be honest.
No one cares if you care, dolt.
Nor does anyone care about your dumb opinion either 😂
What about a remake of Kirby Star Allies?
How about a Port?!