Kirby 20th Anniversary Collection Coming to Wii: Will You Buy it?
Kirby is now 20 years old and on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Nintendo said it will release a Wii-compatible compilation disk with Kirby titles. But, no words yet on what titles will be included in the special disk or about the release date.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced in a Direct Conference live stream that the company is planning to bring Kirby to its Wii console. Subsequently, Nintendo confirmed the release in U.S. on its Twitter account.
The lovable, pink blob - Kirby - made its debut in 1992 when Nintendo released Kirby's Dream Land for Game Boy. Kirby titles are also available on Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, GameCube and Nintendo 64. Reportedly, Nintendo had sold more than 30 million units worldwide of its Kirby series of games by December last year.
Nintendo Wii will get some of the top-selling Kirby titles over the period of past two decades. However, the company didn't provide any further information about the titles that will be made available on Wii, but it has not stopped Kirby's fans from dreaming about their favorite Kirby hangouts. Some of the highly anticipated titles include Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby 64 and Kirby's Adventure. Previously, Nintendo has surprised its fans by releasing a similar type of compilation disk on Nintendo 3DS on the 25th anniversary of Super Mario.
"A new Mario game and a big Kirby celebration will help make 2012 an especially great year for Nintendo fans. Whether they're playing at home on Wii or using Nintendo 3DS to have fun on the go, players can look forward to experiencing some of our biggest franchises in exciting ways," Nintendo executive VP Scott Moffitt said in a statement.
Furthermore, Nintendo has announced a firmware update for 3DS, which will be made available on April 25. Also, it was announced that Super Mario 2 is hitting 3DS in August this year.
(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)