Today, not only do we get a solid release date for the next Kirby adventure, but it’s also time to celebrate three decades of pink puffball video games.
The Kirby Twitter account posted about the milestone this morning.”2022 is the 30th anniversary of the Kirby franchise! Please look forward to the various #Kirby30 events coming up,” the tweet read. A previous tweet actually announced the anniversary in Japanese and shared Link to “Trailer Site” Celebrate the occasion with a commemorative wallpaper. A rough translation of the tweet suggests there may be other “goods and events” coming soon. For now, cute wallpapers are a great way to start Kirby’s year.
Released for the Game Boy in 1992, Kirby’s Dreamland soon became one of the must-have games for handheld systems, at least for me. Its relaxed platforming and whimsical staging and characters set the stage for Kirby’s subsequent adventures on the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, and more. Here’s a fun fact about the first game: its Japanese name, Hoshi no Kirby, translates to “Kirby of the Stars,” which explains the water-sucking hero’s penchant for horse riding and coughing up stars.
What would you like to see from Kirby’s 30th anniversary? Are you looking to collect any lost or forgotten Kirby adventures for Switch or elsewhere? Let us know in the comments below!