Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Bounces its Way to Switch on February 24


Announced at the Nintendo Direct on September 13, developer HAL Laboratory announced Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, which is set to release for Nintendo Switch on February 24, 2023 worldwide.

Among the many trailer drops of remakes, ports and remasters shown at yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, fans of the space-faring pink puff were in for a surprise as the company revealed that the classic title on the Wii will make a return on the Switch.

First debuting back in 2011 as the first ever title on the Wii, the original Wii release was a 2.5-dimensional side-scroller that was a return to form for console releases of Kirby games. HAL Laboratory deviated in game style with titles such as Kirby’s Air Ride on the Game Cube on the previous console generations, leaving some fans yearning for a traditional platformer game then.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Trailer

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe Gameplay

The game featured many updates to the classic copy abilities mechanic, incorporating a powered-up set of copy abilities called ‘Super Abilities’. Kirby would also be joined with series favorite characters such as Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Bandana Waddle Dee added to the team if 4 players are present for jolly cooperation!

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Though the trailer inferred that this version would keep the 4-player shared coop, the footage of the trailer did not show off anything about the prospect of online multiplayer to some fan’s chagrin. Much like the previous version of the game, all players can also opt to play as Kirby as well, by selecting the yellow, blue and green color variants! Share food items and tackle puzzles and adversaries with multiple copy abilities!

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As shown in the Nintendo Direct trailer, the new version of the game features many extra features added along with it just being a simple port. Enhancing the experience from the original, this enhanced version features an updated art style but contains the same content as the original release. It introduces the new Mecha Copy Ability that showed off multiple attacks such as firing lasers, delivering powerful mecha punches, and releasing explosions through his thrusters!

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A New sub-game in the form of Magolor’s Tome Trackers, and other returning sub-games from past entries make a return. Match the tomes Magolor asks for off of what shows up in his speech bubble. Fan-favorite mini-games like, Samurai Kirby and Bomb Rally make a return as well, with upgraded graphics and pizzazz!

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An Adventure of deluxe proportions awaits new players as the remaster hits the storefront and the Nintendo Online Shops on February 24, 2033 alongside many exciting titles revealed on yesterday’s Direct such as Octopath Traveller II and Atelier Ryza 3!

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