HAL Laboratory’s general director has revealed in an interview with the Washington Post that 3D Kirby games will not be the standard in future, but will “hope to go beyond what is currently imaginable and challenge [them]selves to create new and innovative Kirby games”.
With Kirby and the Forgotten Land released, the pink puffball has been drawn into the era of 3D games, with overwhelming praise from the charming characters and level designs to the innovative puzzles for Copy Abilities and Mouthful modes. On Kirby’s quest to confront the Beast Pack, they must free the many Waddle Dees captured and help to rebuild their home in a brand new world (with the help of Elfilin). However, an interview with HAL Laboratory states that 3D may not be the game’s standard from here.
Shinya Kumazaki, the general director for HAL Laboratory, stated in an interview with the Washington Post that 3D games won’t necessarily be the standard for the franchise in the future, but that the team “hope to go beyond what is currently imaginable and challenge ourselves to create new and innovative Kirby games”. He continues to state that Nintendo agrees with HAL’s stance on the subject of Kirby’s standard, and wish to explore the trial and error of other ideas to keep the series fresh and not to stick to just 3D.
Its astounding to hear HAL’s overwhelming enthusiasm when it comes to experimenting with new ideas and challenges for our friendly pink puffball, and with the 30th anniversary of the little lad’s debut around the corner, who knows what they plan for the future.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is available for the Nintendo Switch.
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