The previous year for Kirby fans was a busy year. Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby's Dream Buffet, and Kirby's Return To Dreamland Deluxe have all been released in the last 12 months. Kirby's Return To Dreamland Deluxe, a remake of the original that launched on the Wii, is the newest of the three to launch. Consideration is now turning to the longer term for the franchise.
Shinya Kumazaki, Kirby's director, talked about it at the 2017 Sport Builders Convention. Kumazaki says that while he can't say much about Kirby's future, he believes that HAL Lab's objective is always to "present a brand new gameplay expertise." For instance, Kirby's Return To Dreamland Deluxe had the Merry Magolor theme park and the Magolor epilogue.
Kumazaki also discussed whether or not there can be a mix of 2D and 3D video games. These are all possibilities for HAL Laboratory's future.
Kumazaki concluded the discussion by saying that "you might need skilled it if you performed Forgotten Land," in that it's not a fairly open world. It's actually a 3D recreation that basically makes use of and sort of inherits the playfulness and the convenience of 2D Kirby video games. And that's a novel 3D expertise that we're going to present."
Supply and demand are both plentiful.