Kirby recently celebrated his 25th birthday on April 27, 25 years after the release of Kirby’s Dream Land for Game Boy. Hal Laboratory’s Satoshi Ishida and director Shinya Kumazaki shared a message for the fans over at Miiverse.
Here’s the first part from company representative Satoshi Ishida:
Hi everyone! Satoshi Ishida of HAL Laboratory here.
It looks like it’s that time of year again! That’s right – April 27th was the anniversary of the release of the very first Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Land. (April 27th was the Japanese release date – Kirby didn’t make it over to Americas until August.)
To put it another way, it was Kirby’s birthday! And this year was a particularly significant one, as it marked 25 years since Kirby came onto the scene!
But, enough from me! Once again, the general director of the Kirby series, Shinya Kumazaki, is here with a few words to commemorate Kirby’s birthday. So without any further ado I’ll hand you over!
Followed by one from director Shinya Kumazaki:
Happy birthday, Kirby!!! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since you came into this world.
Our youthful traveller has been inhaling all manner of things and puffing up like a big balloon, right up to the ripe old age of 25. Kirby, you’ve become a fine, upstanding…adult?! I must say, your plump, pink form has taken on something of a refined glow recently.
And to mark this auspicious occasion, we have no less than three new Kirby games for you to enjoy! The free-to-start Team Kirby Clash Deluxe co-op action game came out just recently, and this summer we’re getting Kirby’s Blowout Blast, the first genuine 3D action game in the series. On top of that, we have a new fighting action game due this holiday!
How have you all been enjoying Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, by the way? Since the game came out I’ve been getting into it all over again, playing it with my family. I reckon seasoned players could have a lot of fun supporting their teammates by playing as Doctor Healmore.
After you finish the game, incidentally, a certain someone shows up in the village, looking like quite the reformed character. Why not have a look for yourself!
Ishida also shared a special password that you can use in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe:
Today I’m also going to tell you a password that you can use in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe!
Here goes: *drum roll* ‘KIRBYBIRTHDAY’!
That password can be used in game to get cool stuff like Gem Apples. Just be sure to use the password before April 26th, 2018, or it will expire. I hope you have fun using whatever you get, and don’t forget to tell your friends who also have the game so they can take advantage of this opportunity as well!