Director of Kirby Series Teases 2021 Plans

Shinya Kumazaki, the director of the Kirby series, shares what he wants for the series in 2021 in the latest issue of Famitsu.

The series will be 29 years old next year and Kumazaki had this to say:

“Though I can’t talk about our next game yet, HAL actually turned 40 this year! We’re trying to figure out what people want to see from us and what our next challenge should be. There are many things a creator can strive toward, and they’re all enjoyable. We’ll take that feeling and tackle 2021 head-on. While fans enjoy our games and merch, we’ll be hard at work on the next project and I suspect it’ll be done before we know it. Please look forward to Kirby and everything else HAL has to offer in 2021!”

It’s possible that the next mainline Kirby game is closer than we think. The Switch has seen only 3 Kirby games being 2018’s Kirby Star Allies, 2019’s Super Kirby Clash, and 2020’s Kirby Fighters 2. HAL Laboratory has been great at releasing a Kirby game every year with the exceptions of 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009, and 2013 since the series 1992 debut.

Are you excited for the future of Kirby?