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They're just as happy as we are that they're back.

  • Few denied the quality of Kirby's Epic Yarn, but it wasn't a traditional Kirby game (it wasn't even going to be a ''Kirby'' game to begin with). It was a cute little experiment in a different art style. Then came Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the first traditional home 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 Waddle Dee!
      • They all have specific powers you can't change? So, if you want you can choose to play as yellow, blue, or green colored Kirbys and each have your own power!
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe brings back Wheel, which has been Put on a Bus since Kirby: Squeak Squad.
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot:
    • A new Kirby game announced just a few months before its 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).
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    • 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 3-D ring battlefields from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards finally make their first reappearance.
    • 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 Kirby's Blowout Blast, respectively based off of "Team Kirby Clash" and "Kirby 3D Rumble" from Planet Robobot. Fans rejoiceed in happiness, and they couldn't be more grateful that two of the side games of Planet Robobot have been expanded to their full potential. Not only that, but there is another multiplayer 3DS game in the works, set to release in January next year. The scream-fest has begun.
    • Well, Kirby Battle Royale is a pretty decent game, if a bit underwhelming in the awe of Star Allies. It produced some fun popularity polls for abilities to be added to the game but otherwise...wait, what's that? Sleep ended up winning one of those polls? Well, that's neat. Probably just gonna be a joke ability like it usually...wait, what's THAT!? Sleep actually has a proper move set like other abilities now!? HOLY CRAP!!
  • Straight outta E3 2017: Kirby Star Allies, a multiplayer action game for Nintendo Switch set to release in Spring 2018. Seeing how it has been almost 6 years since Kirby's Return to Dream Land, I can't help but wonder what they got in store— *GASP!* Did they just show Nago and the Cleaning ability?! And the Water ability's back, too?! You can recruit enemies for multiplayer?! THEY BROUGHT BACK COMBO ABILITIES?! I...I think I may need a moment...
    • Not only that but Suplex, Yo-Yo, and Plasma finally return as well!
    • The Cook Ability returns the only Smart Bomb ability with a designated helper - CHEF KAWASAKI!! with his miniboss moves! Also, Pon & Con are back too!
    • On the subject of Dream Land 3, the Cleaning ability not only has Nago in its moveset, but also Pitch and ChuChu! They turned one of the weakest abilities by its lonesome into a love letter to its game of origin.
    • A Nintendo Direct for March 8, 2018 confirmed that King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee were playable characters as "Dream Friends" right when the game comes out, really giving out vibes for Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
      • Not just that, Rick/Kine/Coo, MARX, and Gooey got confirmed as allies in an update in a few weeks. Yes, Marx, the main villain of Milky Way Wishes in Kirby Super Star and Gooey, once called Kirby's best friend but now an almost forgotten character from Kirby's Dream Land 3. The Friend Hype Train keeps rolling.
    • Speaking of Star Allies, data miners found the next two waves in the game. Wave two will be Adeleine, Dark Meta Knight, and Daroach. And it gets better! Wave 3 will include Magolor, Taranza, Susie, and the Three Mage-Sisters. All huge fan favorites!
      • Not only is Daroach back, but he also brought with him his gang of thieves, the Squeaks. Yes, all of them, Spinni, Storo, Doc and even some mook Squeakers.
      • People who were skeptical about Dark Meta Knight being a Moveset Clone of Meta Knight don't have to worry, recent gameplay footage has shown that he carries the same functions of the Mirror ability, an ability that was left out of Star Allies.
      • Rejoice, ye faithful! Ribbon, Kirby's Implied Love Interest, who hasn't been seen in almost two decades, returns to support Adeleine as one of the new Dream Friends!
      • Adeleine and Ribbon are fun so far, and...wait, did she just draw up Octacon!? Gotta say, I wasn't expecting that.
      • And here comes Wave 3! The expected fan-favourite characters are here, and their movesets are filled with Continuity Nods and Call Backs. Of note is Magolor throwing around the Ultra Sword (and possibly other Ultra Abilities) and the Lor Starcutter, Taranza summoning the Dreamstalk and a Sectonia construct to blast foes with magic, and Susie pulls out her Business Suit. Seeing them in action is awesome!
      • Something we didn't expect; a new mode! Heroes In Another Dimension! Puzzles and challenges utilising all of the Dream Friends? Bigger, badder versions of bosses to throw yourself at? The Three Mage-Sisters fight you as a trio?! AND IT'S FREE?!? HAL, take my money. Take all of it.
      • With the Three Mage-Sisters available as Dream Friends, we now have fournote  female playable characters! The other three are Adeleine & Ribbon, Vividria, and Susie. This essentially means you can play the Ultimate Choice in an all-girl group if you wanted to.
  • An Updated Re-release of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe has been announced and released - Super Kirby Clash! Not only does it feature more bosses and an overhauled story mode, but it also features, in some capacity at least - the return of Nightmare from Kirby's Adventure, voiced by Banjo Ginga no less!
  • Catching practically everyone off guard, Nintendo shadowdropped a sequel to Kirby Fighters Deluxe (well, after they accidentally leaked it on their own site). Kirby Fighters 2 is here! And you can play as a few other characters as well.


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