Kirby and the Forgotten Land will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 25, Nintendo announced. Alongside the release date, the company shared a new trailer showcasing new copy abilities and co-op gameplay.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land marks the pink puffball’s first full 3D adventure. The game takes place in a mysterious, post-apocalyptic land where Kirby must rescue Waddle Dees from a sinister group of monsters known as the Beast Pack.
As in previous games, Kirby can swallow enemies and copy their powers. In addition to classic abilities like Sword and Ice, Kirby can gain several new copy powers in Forgotten Land, such as Drill and the Armed Ranger. You can see these new powers in action in the trailer below.
Between levels, players will visit an area called Waddle Dee Town, where they can play mini-games and view online leaderboards. Nintendo also confirmed that the game supports local co-op. A second player can pick up a controller and travel alongside Kirby as Bandana Waddle Dee, who wields a spear.
This year is notable for Kirby as the series is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, Nintendo shared a special birthday wallpaper on Kirby’s official Twitter account. The company also teased that “a variety of activities” to celebrate Kirby’s 30th birthday are “coming soon.”