3D Games May Not Be the Standard for Kirby, Says Developers

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With the release of Kirby and The Forgotten Land, 3D games seem to be in the works for the franchise. However, the developers at HAL Laboratory say that 3D won’t necessarily be the standard for Kirby games.

The latest game in the franchise brings Kirby and the Waddle Dees into the 3D world of an abandoned city through a wormhole. Kirby has to take on the challenge to save all the Waddle Dees so they can rebuild their new town.

Shinya Kumazaki, HAL Laboratory general director, told The Washington Post that 3D Kirby games might not necessarily be the standard in the future.

He added that Nintendo is on the same page with HAL on this subject and that “we hope to go beyond what is currently imaginable and challenge ourselves to create new and innovative Kirby games.” Developers will continue to explore the trials and errors of other ideas and not limit games to only 3D, he said.

Kirby and The Forgotten Land follows Super Mario Odyssey in bringing characters into a 3D world outside of the original worlds, with Super Mario 64 being Mario’s first adventure into the 3D gaming world.

On the other hand, Kirby has become slightly three-dimensional in the game, but the traditional 2D platforming standard the games were known for was maintained, save for the Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards.

HAL Laboratory has been known to perform trial-and-error on any Kirby game it makes, such as Kirby 64, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse — games that featured different, innovative art styles.

With Kirby’s 30th anniversary upcoming, fans are anticipating good things from HAL Laboratory.


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