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Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

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Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
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Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) February 24th, 2023
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Supported languages Japanese, American English, British English, European French, Canadian French, Dutch, Italian, German, Latin American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
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Game size 6 GB
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Release date(s): February 24, 2023

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Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is an upcoming remake of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, releasing for the Nintendo Switch on February 24th 2023. It will feature the same story and gameplay as the original, but with a handful of new additions, most notably the new Mecha Copy Ability.[1] In addition, there are several new and returning Sub-Games, such as Magolor's Tome Trackers, Samurai Kirby, Bomb Rally, and Smash Ride, alongside the original Ninja Dojo.[1] It is not yet known if Scope Shot or the Challenge Stages will be returning.

While the game features the same side-scrolling 2.5-D gameplay as the original, the graphics have been given an overhaul, giving all the characters strong outlines and increasing the detail and contrast. In addition, the characters (most notably King Dedede) have been updated to their modern looks. Other details include enemies such as Waddle Dees splatting against the screen when hit by Super Ability attacks. Both the title screen for the game as well as the banner art also show a new location - a festive castle-like structure that resembles Magolor - though it is not yet clear exactly what purpose this location will serve.

The game is available in all languages that Kirby's Return to Dream Land was originally available in, along with new translations in Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional).

Copy Abilities

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is set to have every Copy Ability from the original game[2] in addition to the new Mecha ability. It is not yet known which enemy or enemies provide this new ability. It is also not yet known if Mecha will be the only new ability added.


Based on the footage and premise, it is likely that most, if not all of the enemies, mid-bosses, and bosses in the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land will be returning in this remake. However, aside from the ones seen in the reveal trailer and screenshots, none can be explicitly confirmed to appear, as it may be the case that an old enemy gets replaced by another, as has happened in cases such as Bounder, Togezo, and Rolling Turtle in previous games.


  • Despite the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land being called Kirby's Adventure Wii in European languages, no such name difference is present in this remake.[3]
    • This makes Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe the second Kirby remake of a game that originally had a different name between the American and European versions to use the original game's American name for the European title, the first being Kirby Super Star Ultra.
  • Notably, Bandana Waddle Dee is referred to by that name in this game, whereas in the original, he was just called "Waddle Dee".
  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is the first remake to introduce a new Copy Ability (namely Mecha). Although introducing new abilities was considered for Kirby Super Star Ultra, the idea was ultimately scrapped.[4]


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星のカービィ Wii デラックス
Hoshi no Kābyi Wii Derakkusu
Kirby of the Stars Wii Deluxe
Traditional Chinese 星之卡比 Wii 豪華版
Xīng zhī Kǎbǐ Wii Háohuábǎn
Kirby of the Stars Wii Deluxe Edition
Simplified Chinese 星之卡比 Wii 豪华版
Xīng zhī Kǎbǐ Wii Háohuábǎn
Dutch Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe -
French Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe -
German Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe -
Italian Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe -
Korean 별의 커비 Wii 디럭스
byeol-ui keobi Wii dileogseu
Kirby of the Stars Wii Deluxe
Portuguese Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe -
Spanish Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe -

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe – Nintendo Direct 9.13.22 – Nintendo Switch
  2. Kirby JP Twitter post (JP)
  3. Nintendo of Europe Twitter
  4. " コピー能力の数自体は『スーパーデラックス』とまったく同じです。新能力の追加も検討しました。ただ、新能力を追加するなら、いろんなモードで使えるようにしたい。そうなると、作品全体のバランスを崩す可能性がありますので、今回は控えることにしました。" –Shinya Kumazaki (Nintendo Online Magazine Kirby Super Star Ultra interview (Japanese))
  5. Japanese article about Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe