HAL “Really Interested” in Making a Full 3D Kirby Game

A future game could feature a fully explorable 3D world, like Super Mario Galaxy.

By Anthony Vigna. Posted 05/22/2014 17:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

While Kirby has made the jump to polygon graphics since Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the games in the series remained as side-scrolling platformers. So currently, we haven’t seen a Kirby game that features a fully explorable 3D world. But in a recent interview with VG247, Kirby: Triple Deluxe director Shinya Kumazaki was asked if his team would ever consider making a 3D Kirby game and gave a positive response that may hint to the future of the series:

We’re really interested in making a fully 3D Kirby game! I suspect there are also more than a few users who’d appreciate being able to freely run around a sprawling map, fighting with copy abilities.

In one of our previous titles, Kirby Air Ride…there was a mode called City Trial which saw players racing around a large 3D city area on Air Ride Machines. It definitely showed off how well the combination of the Kirby style action and 3D environment works, so I think it’s certainly a possibility given how much Kirby is capable of!

The amazing 3D effect of the Nintendo 3DS goes really well with 3D action games, as proven with Super Mario 3D Land. We thought this would also work well in a side scrolling action game too, and that we could use this to develop a new play style that made use of 3D effects with a real sense of depth. It was this that led us to create Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

I’ve previously wrote about how breaking established conventions tends to work in Kirby’s favor, so I’d love to see HAL Laboratory do something interesting with the series in a 3D environment. Would a full 3D Kirby game excite you? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: VG247

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