A new trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land has revealed a March release date, as well as support for co-op play.
The Kirby and the Forgotten Land release date is March 25, 2022, and it will celebrate 30 years of the Kirby series. The trailer also shows off co-op in action, as well as a variety of Kirby’s copy abilities.
Showcased in the video is the new Drill and Ranger copy abilities. The Drill copy ability allows Kirby to submerge into the ground and attack enemies from below. The Ranger, meanwhile, is a long-range ability that allows you to attack faraway enemies.
Should you wish to go into the Forgotten Land with a buddy, a co-op partner can play as Bandana Waddle Dee. Nintendo notes that co-op is single system multiplayer only, and so must be played in ‘couch co-op’ rather than online.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Screens (from Nintendo Direct, September 2021)
The open-world design of Kirby and the Forgotten Land includes a central hub, known as Waddle Dee Town. As you rescue more Waddle Dees during your adventure, the town will develop more and more, with new shops opening up and the ability to play games with the townsfolk. As an example, you’ll be able to help out in the Waddle Dee Café by preparing customer orders to keep them satisfied.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available to pre-order now. For more, check out what to expect from Nintendo in 2022, and the five Switch games we’re most excited for.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.