It has been a while since the last great Kirby adventure. In 2018, the year after the Switch launch, Nintendo and HAL Laboratory released Kirby Star Allies for Nintendo Switch. This was followed by a 3DS port from Kirby and the extra magical yarn developed by Good-Feel. Just like of course the surprise release of Kirby Fighters 2 in September. With PART Time UFO, HAL Laboratory was also able to let off steam creatively in the year of the company’s 40th anniversary.
But what about the future of the Kirby series? Isn’t it time again …? The studio’s three directors recently spoke to 4Gamer magazine about future plans. Tadashi Kawai promised to continue releasing video games in 2021 under three key characteristics: surprise, fun and warmth. By the way, he also had a lot of fun with Ghost of Tsushima this year.
Teruhiko Suzuki, who last worked on Part Time UFO, announced: “In 2021 I want to release another weird game from HAL Egg! And please all play Part Time UFO. It’s really fun and you will enjoy it a lot. Let me know what you think! ”Suzuki also expressed his love for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He played it for almost two hours a day.
Yumi Todo most recently worked on Kirby Fighters 2 and Super Kirby Clash. “We will continue to work hard in 2021 to achieve our goals. And our goal is to get as many people as possible to enjoy Kirby games. We not only have new plans for games, but also for merchandise, books and numerous events such as the Kirby Café. We hope you will continue to support Kirby and HAL Laboratory in 2021! “
That sounds like – and it wouldn’t be a surprise – that we’ll see Kirby again in 2021. It remains to be seen whether there will be a new main Kirby part. It wasn’t until May that the makers of HAL Laboratory spoke about the fact that their quality standards were very high and that three Kirby games had to disappear back into the drawer recently.
via Siliconera, images: Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Nintendo