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Bow down to the pink powerhouse — Kirby and the Forgotten Land retains its #1 spot in the UK for a second week in a row, experiencing a modest 43% week-on-week drop after launch. It continues to be the fastest selling game in the franchise and is already the fourth best-selling Kirby game in the country of all time. Poyo!

Now we could talk about the other games on the chart (which include Pokémon Legends: Arceus at #3 and perennial heavyweights Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons at a very nice #6 and #9), but the sky outside is melancholically gray and I didn’t sleep well last night leading to a light depressive mood, so I am going to combat this by listing all the good things about Kirby. He’s pink. He’s round. He’s squishy. He’s a friend. He slays the abominable agonies that haunt reality. He’s cute. He has a silly face. His powers are cool. He never gives up even when faced with a contemptible life-form that seems straight out of our greatest and most primal fears. He floats. He smiles. He makes adorable noises. His games are good. Everybody can play them. He would forgive your sins if you confessed them to him. Okay, that one is just a headcanon, but I hold firm in my belief in it.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is out now. Play it for his sake. 


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.