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kirby 30th anniversary

The 30th anniversary of Kirby is officially here. The first game in the series, Kirby’s Dream Land, launched in Japan on April 27, 1992. North America and Europe would later get the game in August of that year.

In celebration of Kirby’s 30th anniversary, a new piece of art was shared. Get a look at the design above.


Kirby and the Forgotten Land finally provided something that a lot of fans had been asking for: the first true 3D entry in the series. Fans have argued that this is finally the shot in the arm that the franchise needed to gain more popularity and acclaim.

Kirby has been going strong for three decades. We’ve seen a lot of classic platformers, but also some pretty neat spinoffs with titles such as Kirby Air Ride, Kirby Canvas Curse, Kirby Mass Attack, and much more. The future of the series is looking bright after Kirby and the Forgotten Land, though we now want to hear from you about what you want to see next from the series. Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

kirby timeline

The Washington Post published a new interview today with some of the key developers behind the Kirby series, and some interesting discussion came about when they were asked about a possible timeline or thread that ties the different entries together. 

It actually turns out that “there is no clear timeline for the game stories”, according to HAL Laboratory general director Shinya Kumazaki. Kumazaki explained that this is done so that the development team “constrained by past settings”.

His full words regarding a possibly Kirby timeline are as follows:

Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest.

It’s just been announced that the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest. will be taking place this summer.

According to the official website, this is “a one-time-only music festival will be held featuring a large big band-style ensemble of 35 musicians performing in a variety of genres”. The venue will even feature a large LED monitor with a moving Kirby.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of Nintendo’s major Switch games coming out within the first quarter of the year, so the company took a moment to highlight the title in its latest financial results explanatory material.

Other than that, the company also brought up the franchise in general. Kirby is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Nintendo said it is “planning a variety of projects in collaboration with the Kirby developer HAL Laboratory, aimed at sharing the charm of the Kirby series with many people.”

Nintendo’s full comments on Kirby are as follows:

2022 is no doubt a big year for Kirby. The series is turning 30 years old, and Nintendo and HAL Laboratory will be celebrating the milestone. One thing that we know is happening this year is Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which launches for Switch on March 25.

For this week’s Let’s Talk topic, we want to hear about your favorite Kirby game. The character has been around since the Game Boy days back back in 1992 and there have been a truckload of releases since then across Nintendo’s various systems. Share your Kirby memories with us in the comments below.

It’s been three years since the launch of Kirby Star Allies, but a new art book recently arrived in Japan. It included an interview with Shinya Kumazaki, the game’s director.

Kumazaki also left a message at the end of the book. After discussing some of the difficulties HAL Laboratory went through while making Star Allies, he also spoke vaguely about the series’ future. Kumazaki mentioned moving on to the “next phase” of Kirby and “planning for the next stage of our future.”

Kumazaki’s message, translated by Nintendo Everything, is as follows:

Kirby’s Dream Land, the very first entry in the Kirby series, came out on April 27, 1992 in Japan. That means the Kirby series as a whole is now 29 years old.

To celebrate the series’ birthday, a new piece of art was posted on the official Japanese Twitter account. Get a look at the image above.


First 4 Figures is expanding its offerings of Nintendo products once again. Revealed today is the Kirby and the Goal Door statue, which should ship later in the year.

Below is all of the relevant information:

Last year, Viz Media announced plans to localize Kirby Manga Mania in English. We now have the cover for Vol. 1 above.

We’ll also mention that Kirby Manga Mania Vol. 1, 2, and 3 are up for pre-order. Amazon US has them here while Amazon Canada is taking reservations here here.

Kirby Manga Mania Vol. 1 has a tentative June 8 release date in the west. Vol. 2 should follow in September, with Vol. 3 planned for December.


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