Kirby’s Return to Dreamland producer Shigefumi Kawase has revealed in the latest Iwata Asks that three installments of the Kirby franchise were cancelled midway through development. According to Kawase, the team “spent 11 years making and abandoning these three games.” He also described the titles a bit, once of which was a 2.5D adventure title for four players, and another was a platformer with animated and pop-up visuals. A third on was a 3D exploration title. You can read all about it through the link. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, which unlike its aforementioned brethren, will see the light of day on October 25. Thanks, Joystiq.
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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is an executive who genuinely understands and loves games, so his Iwata Asks series is well worth a look. In the four videos through the break, Iwata chats with Pokémon X & Y developer Game Freak, delving into what it is that makes the first 3D iteration so special.
Kirby's Return To Dreamland
To hype up the upcoming release of their latest Kirby game, Nintendo has released a batch of high-quality Kirby artwork.