And The Fandom Rejoiced / Kirby

  • Few denied the quality of Kirby's Epic Yarn, but it wasn't a Kirby game. It was a cute little experiment in a different art style. Then came Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the first main console game since Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and first game since Kirby Super Star to use complex combo attacks.
    • It has Final Smash-like moves with the copy abilities!
    • It has 4-player co-op, like New Super Mario Bros. Wii. So, who are the other three characters? King Dedede, Meta Knight, and the Bandana Dee!
      • They all have specific powers you can't change? So, if you want you can choose to play as the other colored Kirbys from Amazing Mirror and each have your own power!
    • In The True Arena, Galacta Knight returns!
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe:
    • The game brings back Wheel, which has been Put on a Bus since Kirby: Squeak Squad.
    • Many Ado fans were concerned that she was Ret Conned out of the series. It was rather relieving to know she makes a reappearance as a rare keychain.
    • The return of Masked Dedede and Dark Meta Knight's Revenge.
    • Rick, Kine, and Coo make their first in-person appearance since Kirby Mass Attack.
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot:
    • A new Kirby game announced just a few months before it's release date? Let's see what's in store for us then... Wait, Kirby rides a robot that can get copy abilities? Awesome! While the Hypernova from Kirby: Triple Deluxe was controversial for being slow to use, many were pleased with how well it blends into the gameplay when compared to Hypernova (or even Super Abilities).
    • Not only are there new abilities, but there's also a new amiibo line with the Kirby amiibo giving you the UFO ability, and special costumes for Sword, Hammer, and Parasol. The Super Smash Bros. Kirby amiibo gives the Smash Bros. (formerly Smash) ability, marking its first apperance in a full game since Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
    • The Mirror and Jet Abilities from Kirby Super Star finally made appearances again after being Put on a Bus. The Jet Robobot Mode even turns the game into a Unexpected Shmup Level!
    • Several mini-bosses from Kirby's Return to Dream Land make their return after being absent from the 3DS version, including mechanized versions of Bonkers, Kibble Blade, and King Doo. Also, Dubior returns, but it was a robot anyways, so it's not affected.
    • The 3-D ring battlefields from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards finally make their first reappearance.
    • The Holo-Defense API is not only the return of Pix, but it brings back Ice Dragon and Sphere Doomers.
    • Kabula makes a surprise return, with a remix of its classic battle theme.
    • The return of Meta Knight in playable form.
    • Dark Matter, Sectonia, and Galacta Knight return as the final bosses of the extra mode, and if you really want to get technical, NOVA from Kirby Super Star returns as well as the true final boss.
    • There's a special four player mode with RPG mechanics.
  • Barring bonus cameos, ChuChu, Ribbon, and Adeleine had all effectively vanished from the series since their debut games which can came out 17 and 20 years ago respectively. So when HAL posted a picture of them together with several other female characters on the official Kirby 25th anniversary account on Valentine's Day, the fans burst with joy upon seeing that they had not been completely shelved.
  • In celebration of Kirby's 25th anniversary, three games have been announced. Two of them are Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Kirbys Blowout Blast, respectively based off of "Team Kirby Clash" and "Kirby 3D Rumble" from Planet Robobot. Then came the biggest news of all: a currently untitled multiplayer action game for Nintendo 3DS set to release on Holiday 2017. The scream-fest has begun.
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