Nintendo has announced that a free Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.
This will let you learn the ropes and take on three stages – including a boss stage – with the chance to team up with a friend in the game’s local co-op mode. Those that complete the demo will receive a Present Code, which can be redeemed in the full game to receive “some useful in-game items.”
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, after arriving in an unknown land, the powerful and cute hero discovers that the Beast Pack are kidnapping Waddle Dees. Kirby teams up with the curious Flfilin to set out on a journey to rescue his friends, adventuring across vibrant 3D worlds “in which nature and a past civilization have fused.”
Working through each stage, your goal will be to free the Waddle Dees that are held captive at their goal point with players encouraged “to explore every nook and cranny to also rescue as many as possible along the way.”
You will come to rely on Kirby’s iconic copy abilities to defeat the Beast Pack, with new additions including Drill and Ranger. The Drill copy ability “makes it possible to submerge into the ground and attack enemies from below with a massive blow,” whereas the Ranger copy ability will let you hit enemies from a distance.
There’s also the chance to team up with a second player in local multiplayer, who will join you on your adventure as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 25th March 2022.