Nintendo shares new/returning copy abilities coming to Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Sand is in the mix, and Festival returns

Several months ago we learned that Return to Dream Land is coming to the Switch in 2023 as Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, and we haven’t heard much about it since. That changes today, as we have new copy ability reveals: the best kind of Kirby reveals.

The announcement come by way of two tweets, both of which are from the Nintendo UK account. The first one confirms “Sand,” a new copy ability coming to Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, which allows Kirby to “shift sand into a variety of shapes, from a fist to a castle, and take on even the toughest foes.” So like the Spider-Man villain Sandman? That sounds rad. The other is actually a returning copy ability that hails from Kirby Star Allies. It’s none other than “Festival,” which is a dancing-based ability that’s kind of like an ultimate (think screen-freezing mass damage).

I’m ready to return to Dream Land

It’s crazy to think that 11 years later this game is making a grand return, but I couldn’t be happier. Return to Dream Land Deluxe deserves a bigger spotlight, and it’ll get it on the Switch: which has its massive (and growing) install base. Also, to be frank, it’ll be easier to replay it on the Switch (though I still have my Wii U [which I use!] hooked up out of respect [and to play old Wii games!]).

Chris Carter
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