Kirby’s Dream Collection
Kirby’s Dream Collection is slated for a September 16th release in North America. The Wii game is offering two versions, the standard version and the Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition. The game will be a collection of some of the greatest hits from the Kirby franchise over its 20 year history.
Kirby’s Dream Collection can be thought of as the Kirby equivalent of Mario All Stars or the Sonic Collection for the respective franchises. Included in the game disk will be Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Dream Land 2, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Kirby Super Star.
In addition to these complete games will be the single player challenge that was offered in Kirby’s Return to Dreamland in 2011, an art book that has a special gallery from the history of Kirby, and a soundtrack CD. The gallery will be an interesting feature that displays not just concept art from the games, but also shots from the Kirby cartoon show that briefly aired.
Four of the games offered on the disk have already been made available to gamers via the Virtual Console, but the Game Boy installments will be making their first debut on the current generation of consoles, offering a new generation a glimpse into Kirby’s gaming history. In addition to the 20th anniversary collection game being released , Nintendo will pull out all the tricks for the celebration. Club Nintendo in Japan will be offering Kirby themed merchandise including pillows and bags to accompany a play through of Kirby Super Star by professional gamer, Shinya Arino.
With a September release date, Kirby’s Dream Land Collection will be one of the final games for the popular Nintendo Wii console before the Nintendo Wii U comes out later this year and hits the market by storm.
What are your thoughts? Will Kirby’s Dream Collection be a bust just like the Mario Collection was on the Wii? Or will it “rise” to the occasion?