Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe: latest details, videos, and pictures

On February 24th, Kirby is headed back to Nintendo Switch in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, an expanded version of the Wii classic. And in the weeks leading up to launch, Nintendo and HAL Laboratory are planning to share various details, videos, and pictures.

In this post, you will find all the latest details, videos, and pictures for Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe all in one place. Naturally, it will be updated as soon as something new is shared, so keep checking back!

February 17th

Today, we get details about two Sub Games which are playable in the demo:

  • Ninja Dojo: take aim and try to hit the bullseye of the moving targets with your shuriken!
  • Booming Blasters: use laser blasters to shoot down your opponents. The last player standing is the winner!

February 15th

Energy Spheres are part of Magolor’s ship, the Lor Starcutter. Just like the big parts (which are held by bosses), those scattered around the planet when the ship crashed on Popstar. You will find them in the various levels of the game (including in dimensional pockets).

February 13th

By progressing through the game, you will be able to unlock the Jukebox. There, you can listen to music tracks you’ve already unlocked whenever you want. And in this version of the game, the title of each track is displayed in the bottom right in the corner of the screen. So, what’s your favourite track in the game?

Here’s a video of the Jukebox in action, featuring two music tracks (including the main theme of Merry Magoland, which is called “Welcome to the Magolor Land!” in the Japanese version):

February 10th

Helper Magolor is another new feature included in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land. When activated, Magolor will come to Kirby’s rescue if he falls off the stage, and will also double his strength and give him a nice boost. It’s a great feature for players who aren’t too familiar/good at this kind of games!

February 9th

Nintendo have shared an overview trailer and more footage for Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe. Check out this post for new videos, but also some details about the demo released today!

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe features some brand new content: namely, an epilogue called Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler. It features Magolor, who ends up in a strange world after losing all his powers. A new journey is about to begin…

At first, Magolor is extremely weak. All he can do is perform a basic attack and a simple jump. But by collecting Magic Points, that you get by defeating enemies (with extra Points if you make combos!), Magolor can regain some of his lost powers.

Using the Magic Points you’ve collected, you can power up Magolor. You can increase not just his attack power, but also his stamina and his levitation. Also, by defeating bosses, you can get special items called “Kajitsu Fragments” in Japanese, that allows Magolor to learn new abilities.

February 8th

The Lor Starcutter is Magolor’s starship. After it crashed on Popstar, its parts scattered all around the planet, and in order for it to fly again, Kirby must collect them all. The parts are held by the various bosses of the game, and those need to be defeated before he can get his hands on them!

February 3rd

Nintendo have shared a new trailer for Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe: check out this post to check it out alongside some more footage!

If you play Sub-Games at Merry Magoland, you will receive Dress-up Masks as rewards. You can put those on in both Merry Magoland and the story mode. By the way, some of the masks also change the voice of your character. There’s 86 of them for you to collect!

January 31st

Egg Catcher, one of the Sub-Games from Kirby’s Adventure (the very first Kirby game, on the NES!) is back in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe. It’s been powered up, and can now be played with up to 4 players. You and three frends will be able to compete to see who can “catch” the most eggs while avoiding the bombs!

January 27th

Mecha is one of the two new Copy Abilities introduced in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe. With it, Kirby can attack with both mechanical arms and cannons. It’s pretty useful for hitting flying enemies. Also, you can charge up the cannons for a powerful attack known as Full Charge Blaster!

January 24th

While exploring the various levels of the game, you will come across rainbow-coloured enemies and objects (that came from space). If you inhale those, you will be granted a Super Ability. There are five such abilities in the game: Ultra Sword, Monster Flame, Snow Bowl, Flare Beam, and Grand Hammer. With them, you will be able to blow away enemies and obstacles in your path in the flashiest way possible. Also, the transformation sequence was made even cooler in this version!

January 17th

Just like the original, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe can be played in co-op with up to 4 players. Alongside Kirby, you can choose between the following characters: King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee. Those characters even got some brand new moves in this version!

January 13th

Samurai Kirby 100 is a variant of the Samurai Kirby Sub-Game where you can challenge the play records of 99 other players from all around the world by connecting to the internet.

January 12th

Yesterday, some fresh details and lots of footage was shared: check out this post to check it all out!

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe introduces a new game mode, called Merry Magoland. In this flashy castle — which is actually a theme park opened by Magolor himself — you will find various Sub-Games, souvenirs to collect, and more.

Among the new Sub-Games, there’s Gangan Blasters*, a shooting game where you can freely move around the battlefield, shooting at your opponents. Also, there’s many Sub-Games from past games in the series for you to check out!

* official English name TBC!

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Switch) comes out on February 24th worldwide.


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