The Nintendo Switch eShop store page for the upcoming Kirby and the Forgotten Land has been updated to include the title’s file size, 5.8 GB. While this may seem meager, it is worth noting that file size does not equate to game length. Qualitative compression reduces needlessly large file sizes. To iterate how seemingly minute file sizes should not be used to judge a game’s amount of content, Twitter user @Reecee_yt pointed out that Super Mario Odyessy is close in size, 5.6 GB, roughly the same file size as this upcoming Kirby title.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the newest game in the franchise, bringing it to a new dimension. All previous mainline titles were 2D platformers, even when some of those featured 3D assets. As players get to explore abandoned areas from a past civilization, this will likely add new elements to the dark lore hidden in the series. (This is not a joke.)
Besides being able to move around freely through the stages, Forgotten Land will include the traditional copy abilities, some of which are shown in the video. By inhaling enemies, Kirby can copy their powers using distinct movesets to advance through the areas and beat down enemies on his way.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 25, 2022.
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