Trivia / Kirby's Return to Dream Land

  • Development Gag: Seeing how long it took for this game to be released, there are quite a few of these.
  • Development Hell: This game started as the Nintendo GameCube title, was scrapped, then went through several re-imaginings until this became the final product. According to this interview, development started as soon as Kirby 64 was completed, meaning it took eleven years for it to be released.
  • The Other Darrin: Director Shinya Kumazaki and one of the design staff take over for Dedede and Meta Knight, respectively. (Bandana Dee is silent.) They do a good job imitating Sakurai, Dedede's previous voice actor, and Atsushi Kisaichi, Meta Knight's previous Japanese voice actor.
  • Working Title: Was originally called Kirby Wii, although the game's Japanese title has been announced as "Hoshi no Kirby Wii."