Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a 3D Kirby adventure coming spring 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land boss screenshot

A new adventure through some mysterious ruins

After its leak earlier today, the new Kirby game from HAL has been officially revealed. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a 3D adventure coming to the Nintendo Switch in spring 2022.

Shown off during today’s Nintendo Direct, Kirby’s latest adventure is in full 3D, with the pink puffball roaming around a seemingly ruined world. Of course, Kirby is still doing Kirby things—sucking up enemies, absorbing powers like “Ice” and “Sword,” and being an adorable and powerful ancient being.

The existence of this Kirby game leaked out earlier this morning on Nintendo’s site, albeit under a different moniker. While we don’t know much more for now, this definitely looks like a cool step forward for Kirby, and I’m definitely digging the post-apocalyptic look.

Officially, lore-wise, this is a “mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall,” and that raises all sorts of questions. But if Kirby can survive the cataclysmic events of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he can cut it here too.

We’ll see what Kirby has in store as Nintendo puts more info out about Kirby and the Forgotten Land. 2022 is shaping up to be quite a year for video games.

Eric Van Allen