Nintendo has revealed Mouthful Mode in a new trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which lets the pink puffball inhale objects and transform into them.
Those that we can see in action could see Kirby turn into a car and zoom around, become a vending machine and attack his enemies with juice cans or even take on the form of a piercing traffic cone.
It was also revealed that Kirby can evolve his copy abilities at Waddle Dee’s Weapons Shop in Waddle Dee Town, which will also change his appearance as well as allowing him to become more powerful.
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.