Who could resist a Nintendo Switch OLED swallowed by Kirby?
In the growing list of incredible Japanese exclusives, players can add a Nintendo Switch OLED sold in a “bitten” box designed to look like it’s been swallowed by Kirby. Kirby and the Forgotten Land will launch later this month, so Nintendo is of course ramping up the marketing of the upcoming title. The large pink box is inspired by the mechanic of the game where Kirby is able to eat large objects such as cars and vending machines and use them. When the first trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land came out, the internet went crazy for Carby. This is of course Kirby as a car, the result of the pink puffball gobbling up an entire automobile.
The special-edition box is exclusively sold on Nintendo’s official Japanese website at no additional cost, priced at 37,980 yen for the Nintendo Switch OLED. However, it will most likely start showing up on sites like eBay with international shipping. Probably, next to exorbitant prices.
In other exciting Kirby news, a surprise demo for Kirby and the Forgotten Land launched yesterday on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Players can try out the first three levels of the game, all set in the first 3D platformer world. Early players of the game compared it to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The last of us. Needless to say, anticipation is incredibly high for the next installment of the Kirby franchise. Players are excited to transform into various objects with Mouth Mode and break down walls with Pipe Mouth Mode. The first 3D Kirby the game has high expectations to match the players hopefully.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land officially releases in a few weeks on March 25, 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, whether your console comes in an adorable Kirby box or not.