Those who enjoyed the announcement trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, rejoice! We now have a new gameplay trailer from Nintendo, which also gives us a firm release date. Don’t believe me? Then check out the trailer below:

Kirby in the Adorable Wasteland?

This new gameplay trailer from Nintendo on YouTube not only gives us a look at more of the gameplay for Kirby and the Forgotten Land but also gives us a release date for when we’ll get to play this game ourselves. According to the end of the trailer, and accompanied by the little pink puffball stretching, we’ll get to see Kirby in action on March 25, 2022. As of this writing, that’s just over two months away. So you have plenty of time to let the hype over Kirby build up.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: Trailer Analysis

"Kirby and the Forgotten Land - Copy Abilities and Coop" trailer thumbnail image.

Sure, we see Kirby demonstrate his copy abilities as advertised, but we already know he has that ability. It’s his signature move, for crying out loud. But, no, the most fun bits in this Kirby and Forgotten Land trailer are the other bits we see. Specifically: the Waddle Dees.

Waddle Dee image.

Fans of the Kirby games would remember that the Waddle Dees were typically your primary foes in the game. Waddle Dees have been a mainstay enemy for the series dating back to the very first game: Kirby’s Dream Land. However, in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the Waddle Dees seem to be friendly NPCs and even playable in co-op. There’s just something…appropriate about that. The Waddle Dees have been enemies for a very long time, so maybe now is the time that they get to be friendly faces.

"Kirby and the Forgotten Land" screenshot showing a weirdly realistic and ominous castle for a Kirby game.
Kirby, Dark Souls is calling. They want their castle back.

One last thing to note about this new trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land are the brief scenes we get of the incredible scenery. As you can see above, there seem to be points in the game where the scenery seems to be straight out of another game entirely. Heck, that castle/bridge scene wouldn’t look out of place in Dark Souls or Bloodborne. This only increases my hype for the game since part of me wants to see Kirby take on a slightly darker adventure than before. Your mileage may vary, of course.

Source: Nintendo YouTube