‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ Demo Has Fans Hyped for the Full Release

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is already proving to be a hit, and it hasn’t even been released yet. On March 3, a few weeks prior to launch, Nintendo surprised fans by dropping a hefty demo of the game on the eShop. Early reactions to the Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo have so far been positive, with some fans even predicting the game will become one of Nintendo’s best-sellers. Here’s what to know about the demo, plus what fans are saying.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo screenshot
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A ‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ demo is now available on the Nintendo eShop

Nintendo Switch owners who visit the eShop can now download the demo version of Kirby’s first-ever 3D adventure. This preview lets players complete Kirby and the Forgotten Land’s first three levels, giving a pretty good idea of what to expect from the full game. Plus, the first few cutscenes reveal how Kirby landed on a forgotten island.

In the demo, players can explore the stunning ruins of an abandoned city, complete with broken roads and a run-down mall. In addition to trying out some of Kirby’s famous copy abilities, players can also experiment with the new Mouthful Mode.

For those who are unfamiliar, Mouthful Mode allows Kirby to swallow items like cars, vending machines, water balloons, and more, giving him new ways to traverse the lands. The demo showcases Car Mouth, Vending Machine Mouth, and Cone Mouth.

Each level comes with an easy and a hard mode, allowing players to change things up based on how they’re feeling. Plus, the demo ends with the very first boss battle, giving fans an idea of the boss level difficulties.

The ‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ demo has left many fans wanting more

Nintendo has definitely succeeded in getting fans hyped up for the full release. Kirby and the Forgotten Land started trending on Twitter as fans expressed how much they loved the demo.

“Well, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is all kinds of wonderful,” one user wrote. “Boy is loving the demo. It looks gorgeous (bet it really shines on an OLED too!), and there’s a great layered difficulty – easy for kids to get through but extra objectives for more experienced players.”

“I’ve just finished the demo for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and it was really fun! Can’t wait for the full game,” another person added.

Some users praised how pristine the game looks on the Nintendo Switch OLED model.

“Hard to tell completely here, but Kirby and the Forgotten Land looks absolutely incredible on the Switch OLED portable. The resolution and framerate hold up nicely as well,” one person explained.

One user predicted that Kirby and the Forgotten Land will become the Nintendo Switch’s next big hit, following in the footsteps of games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

“I truly think Kirby and the Forgotten Land will be the best-selling Kirby game. Even a lot of my more casual gaming friends, people who have never played a Kirby game, are interested!” they wrote.

Nintendo also dropped a 5-minute-long overview trailer

If the demo wasn’t enough to excite fans, Nintendo also dropped a new overview trailer with five minutes’ worth of content. The video, seen above, explains how Kirby arrived in this world and what his mission will be — to save the Waddle Dees from the Beast Pack. There are also glimpses of never-before-seen levels and battles.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land arrives on Nintendo Switch on March 25, but pre-orders are available now. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates.

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