It’s Kirby’s 30th birthday and there may be plans to celebrate it

Not only did we get a solid release date for the next Kirby adventure today, but it’s also time to celebrate the pink puffball’s three decades of video games.

The Kirby Twitter account wrote about the milestone this morning. The tweet reads: “2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Kirby series! Look forward to a series of # Kirby30 activities coming soon.” An earlier tweet actually announced the anniversary in Japanese and shared a link to a “teaser page” with memorial backgrounds to celebrate the occasion. A rough translation of the tweet says there may be other “goods and promotions” on the way. For now, the adorable wallpapers are a great way to start Kirby’s year.

Kirby’s Dreamland was released in 1992 for Game Boy, shortly after becoming one of the must-have games for the handheld system, at least for me. Its casual platform gameplay and whimsical scenes and characters set the stage for Kirby’s subsequent adventures on the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 and so on. Here’s a fun fact about the first game: its Japanese title, Hoshi no Kirby, translates to “Kirby of the Stars”, which explains the absorbing hero’s penchant for riding and coughing up stars.

What will you see from Kirby’s 30th anniversary? Are there any lost or forgotten Kirby adventures you would like to see collected for Switch or elsewhere? Tell us in the comments below!

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