Kirby and the Forgotten Land appears to be making many bold decisions in its translation of the longtime 2D-platformer into 3D. A still of Kirby fishing in one of the title's sub-games has taken over the internet, with one fan editing a multitude of other video game characters in to give Kirby some company.
It is pretty incredible that it took Kirby reaching its 30th Anniversary for the series to finally make a proper 3D title. Aside from Kirby: Air-Ride, the cult favorite Kirby racing title on the GameCube, there hasn't been a genuine 3D Kirby game. Admittedly, many of the series' titles over the last 15 or so years have utilized 3D graphics, they have still been 2D platformers, making Kirby and the Forgotten Land all the more special. In the new trailer, players got an extended look at the gameplay, showcasing the delicate balance of platforming and combat, as well as the return of the series staple sub-games.
Twitter user AKoolKoopa has edited a part of the Kirby and the Forgotten Land trailer so that he has more friends to fish with. Originally the trailer simply showed Kirby in a sunhat with Bandana Waddle Dee beside him, casually fishing with one another, but for AKoolKoopa, there was potential for more characters. Their edit brings a handful of other game characters who have fishing mechanics in their titles, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's Link, Joker from Persona 5, and of course, the iconic Big the Cat from the Sonic series as well as many others. The tweet is currently sitting at over 40k likes and 9k retweets.
Naturally, AKoolKoopa's replies are filled with people suggesting more characters for them to add, or who they wish were included in the first place. For example, user FewFewTheFue edited Nier: Automata's 2B into AKoolKoopa's image, the character never using a fishing rod but her iconic Pod companion instead, which can be seen submerged in the background.
Some other suggestions from the comment section include Noctis from Final Fantasy 15, and Steve from Minecraft, as well as some more outlandish suggestions, like some Miis from Miitopia, and the user character from ToonTown.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is set to have co-op multiplayer, the player being able to bring a friend into the action as Waddle Dee. If only all of these characters could actually join in on their adventure too.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land launches March 25 only on Nintendo Switch.
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