What is Kirby’s weight? The pink creature, imagined by Masahiro Sakurai (Smash Bros) in the early 1990s, should not weigh very heavy. But what about Kirby and the Forgotten World, the next title featuring the little pink ball? First passage in 3D, and moreover in the open world, which will be accompanied by a big weight gain for Kirby. In the wake of the announcement of the title’s release date, the game’s Nintendo page has updated and revealed some details. We now know the weight of the game: Kirby & the Forgotten World weighs 5.8 GB. A relatively low figure compared to other open world titles released on the console. For example, Zelda: Breath of the Wild weighs 13.8 Gb. At the same time, estimates around the weight of Pokémon Legends: Arceus are around 13 Gb, even though it is “only” considered a semi-open world.
However, Kirby and the Forgotten World seems to be inspired more by Super Mario Odyssey. Beyond the same director (Yoshiaki Koizumi), the two games are similar in their way of playing. Whether on the side of Mario or Kirby, players must steal opposing abilities to defeat enemies or complete puzzles. If it was Cappy, Mario’s hat, which allowed this in Odyssey, it’s much more classic with Kirby since it’s the suction from his mouth that allows him to engulf enemies while stealing their powers. One gameplay similar in a similar 3D world: no wonder that the weights of the games are also almost identical. Indeed, Super Mario Odyssey weighs 5.2 Gb, almost that of Kirby and the Forgotten World.
As a reminder, Nintendo released a never-before-seen trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten World last week. Since then, we know that the game is expected on Switch on March 25. This short video also illustrated the multiplayer features of the title: a partner can serve as reinforcement for the player who embodies Kirby.