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When is Kirby and the Forgotten Land coming out?

By Olivia Richman


Feb 12, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Kirby and the Forgotten Land has been a long time coming for fans of the overpowered pink puffball, and luckily it has a confirmed release date.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land was first announced in a Nintendo Direct in September 2021. At that point, the last full Kirby game had come out all the way back in 2018. Kirby Star Allies was the last major Kirby game, followed by free Nintendo Switch releases Super Kirby Clash and Kirby Fighters 2.

At that point, Kirby fans were anxiously anticipating a new mainline game. With Kirby’s 30th anniversary coming in 2022 it seemed even more likely. And while fans were not totally surprised to see a Kirby game in the Nintendo Direct, the game still blew everyone’s minds.

What is Kirby and the Forgotten Land?

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is an entirely new type of Kirby game that has never been done before. Unlike Kirby’s previous platformers, Kirby and the Forgotten Land features semi-open-world style levels that appear to behave similarly to Mario Odyssey. This freedom of movement is a brand new take on Kirby gameplay.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land has Kirby land on a mysterious, abandoned planet that includes a post-apocalyptic city mall. Kirby must rescue Waddle Dees, helping to rebuild a Waddle Dee village that further improves his various abilities, including the entirely new Mouthful Mode.

Here is everything we know about Kirby and the Forgotten Land so far.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land release date

Nintendo finally announced that the release date for Kirby and the Forgotten Land is March 25, 2022.

When the new Kirby game was first announced in 2021, fans were told it was coming in spring 2022. But Kirby fans were still anxious for an actual release date. Luckily, it’s coming out early in the season.

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Where can I buy Kirby and the Forgotten Land?

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is already available for pre-order at major video game retailers and on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

The Nintendo Switch’s online store is offering a digital version of the game that can be downloaded and ready to play on the midnight of its release. Here is how to buy Kirby and the Forgotten Land on the Nintendo Switch:

  • Click on the store icon on the Nintendo Switch home page
  • Log into Nintendo account
  • Search for “Kirby and the Forgotten Land” in the store
  • Click “buy digital” on the game’s page
  • Choose method of payment and confirm the order
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land will start downloading automatically

For those who want to purchase a physical copy of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, basically any retailer that stocks video games will have it up for sale on March 25. The list includes Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop, and many more.

It’s worth noting that some retailers in certain regions may have exclusive pre-order bonuses. Fans are encouraged to check out what’s offered from various stores before committing to a pre-order.