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Nintendo Looks to Build on Kirby Hype by Bringing an N64 Classic to the Switch

Published 05/13/2022, 3:30 PM EDT

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We can say that 2022 has been a very fruit year for Nintendo. The gaming giant had a blast with some iconic releases like Switch Sports, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and more. In fact, many other anticipated titles are well underway, all set to release in the coming months. Amidst these, the gaming giant beholds a big surprise for all Kirby fans.

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Soon, Nintendo will add the classic 2000s game, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to the Switch Online Expansion Pack. The iconic game will arrive on Nintendo’s top quality service next week on May 2oth. However, in order to play this game, fans must have a subscription to the Switch Online Expansion Pack. The devs are expected to release more details soon.

Nintendo all set to introduce Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to Switch Online


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Earlier today, a popular gaming entity Wario64 shared this exciting update.

For those unfamiliar with the classic title, it was published by Nintendo. The game made its debut on 24th March 2000 and was exclusive to the Nintendo 64 console.


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In fact, it’s the first Kirby game of the 20th century and also the first one in the franchise to feature 3D graphics. Undoubtedly, the fans loved it. Fans are already curious to experience it on the Switch console. Although it’s a week away from release, it looks likely to be worth the wait.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards’ Switch Online trailer

On May 13th, Nintendo also announced it on YouTube through Kirby 64’s Switch Online trailer. Do give it a watch.

The trailer boasts the actual gameplay from the 2000-released game. Undoubtedly, it’s gonna leave the fans nostalgic, bringing back lots of childhood memories.

Fans all excited to experience the classic Kirby title on Switch

It’s the first time you’ll witness the community being so much excited about a classic game. Considering the comments in Wario64’s tweet, the fans have always waited for this game to arrive on Switch. In fact, many have mentioned it’s one of their favorites. Expressing their joy, a few fans also stated they’ll play it using their N64 controller. Let’s check out the best reaction to this upcoming addition:

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Comment down and let us know, are you also excited about Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards?

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.