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Tatsuya Kamiyama

Kirby and the Forgotten Land 3D Kirby

Kirby finally went 3D with Kirby and the Forgotten Land last year, and according to director Tatsuya Kamiyama, a big reason why it took so long to happen is due to the character’s pink sphere shape. Kamiyama explained why this was such a big obstacle during a session at GDC 2023 this week.

Kamiyama noted:

kirby and the forgotten land mouthful mode decided

One of the defining gameplay features of Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the new Mouthful Mode. Kirby has always been able to inhale abilities, but this time around he can take on the form of different objects for new types of transformations. The character can turn into a car, a vending machine, and lots more.

In an interview with Washington Post, some of the developers weighed in on the feature. Nintendo’s Kei Ninomiya as well as HAL’s Tatsuya Kamiyama and Yuki Endo had this to say about choosing the Mouthful Mode objects in Kirby and the Forgotten Land:

Kirby Star Allies World Map

Kirby Star Allies made a pretty significant change to the World Map. In previous games, a board-style map was employed. This time, however, you can freely move around and you’re not on rails.

Kirby Star Allies sequence director Tatsuya Kamiyama recently offered some insight into the change and the team’s approach to the World Map in general. Read what Kamiyama shared on the subject below.

Kirby’s Blowout Blast launched on the 3DS eShop this week. On Miiverse, HAL Laboratory’s Satoshi Ishida passed along a special message from Tatsuya Kamiyama, the game’s director.

One notable thing Kamiyama mentioned is that the action fighting Kirby title announced for 3DS earlier this year is still coming this winter. We’ve yet to see anything from the game since the original announcement, nor has Nintendo really mentioned it again.

Continue on below for Kamiyama’s full message.

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