Kirby showcases the new drill copy ability in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. | Source: Nintendo

Kirby fans, keep an eye out this March for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, an upcoming 3D platforming adventure for the Nintendo Switch system. Join the powerful and cute hero in an unknown land with new abilities, new allies, and new enemies.

In this video game, Waddle Dees are being kidnapped in droves by the Beast Pack! To rescue them, Kirby heads out on a journey with the curious Elfilin, whom he meets in the new world as nature and a past civilization fuse in areas packed with platforming challenges. In addition to rescuing the Waddle Dees held captive at the goal point of each stage, players can also explore every nook and cranny to rescue many Waddle Dees along the way!

To help fight the Beast Pack, Kirby’s iconic repertoire of copy abilities will be enhanced with the addition of the drill and ranger copy abilities. The drill copy ability lets players submerge into the ground and attack enemies from below with a massive blow, while the ranger copy ability lets players set sight on a faraway enemy. A friend or family member can join the game as Bandana Waddle Dee on a two-player co-op journey on the same system by sharing a Joy-Con.

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land also introduces Waddle Dee Town, the central hub of Kirby’s adventure. The town will develop more and more based on the number of Waddle Dees Kirby rescues as players progress. By connecting to the internet, kids can learn details based on global player data, such as the total number of Waddle Dees rescued around the world and the current most popular copy ability.

This year is also the 30th anniversary of the Kirby series, and kids can download a digital wallpaper to mark the occasion here.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is launching on March 25 for the Nintendo Switch system. The game is available for preorder now for $59.99.

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Khue Nguyen

Khue Nguyen

Khue (Ken) Nguyen is an Editorial Intern at the Toy Insider, the Toy Book and the Pop Insider, where he helps cover the latest news in toys and pop culture. He’s also a part-time editor for a local newspaper in Columbia, Missouri. As a self-proclaimed Asian foodie, Ken enjoys roaming the downtown area of Columbia looking for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or a sizzling plate of stir fry whenever he’s not working.