During today’s Nintendo Direct, the developer showcased some of the new features coming alongside the updated graphics. During the live stream, it was confirmed that the game is releasing next year to celebrate Kirby’s 30th anniversary. It was confirmed the game will support up to four players in local multiplayer mode, and also the choice for everyone to play as Kirby.
From the game’s official page: “The heroic puffball’s Wii game is returning … this time in deluxe proportions! One day, a mysterious spaceship crash-lands on Planet Popstar. To help the mysterious Magolor, Kirby and his friends set off on a captivating quest. When inhaling certain enemies, Kirby will gain access to a wide range of Copy Abilities – with the new Mecha Copy Ability making its debut! The game supports multiplayer for up to four players on the same system by sharing Joy-Con controllers. Plus, everyone can play as Kirby at the same time while using their favourite Copy Abilities! There’s also a collection of subgames to play, including returning ones like Samurai Kirby and new ones like Magolor’s Tome Trackers.”
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe launches on February 24, 2023.