Nintendo has confirmed that Kirby and the Forgotten Land has sold more than 5.27 million copies around the world since the Nintendo Switch exclusive’s launch earlier this year.
That means that HAL Laboratory‘s latest has now become the best-selling game in the Kirby series, ever. This record was previously held by 1992 Game Boy classic Kirby’s Dream Land – which reportedly went on to sell 5.13 million copies worldwide.
In the pink puffball’s latest adventure, 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.” 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.
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with the game, concluding in our review: “Kirby and the Forgotten Land may be seen as an evolution rather than a revolution for the mightily-powered pink puffball, but the result is a stride in the right direction and what easily ranks as one of Kirby’s best adventures to date. The experience never failed to raise a smile and that it left me never wanting the adventure to end certainly can’t be a bad thing – especially with an appetite as endless as the game’s heroic pink star.”
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is now available at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.