It’s time again for The Game Awards, where fans and industry members come together to celebrate the last year of releases and herald what’s to come. Nintendo’s received quite a few nominations across the categories, though a look at Best Family Game shows them effectively omnipresent. 

Beating out Splatoon 3, Nintendo Switch Sports, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) was none other than a tough pink puffball with a mouthful of history. Kirby and the Forgotten Land represented the first full 3D adventure for the series, as well as the title representing its 30th Anniversary — and now it represents the Best Family Game of 2022. 

 

 

Doug Bowser was on hand to accept the award, noting it was finally time Kirby got one of his own. I certainly share that sentiment and would welcome any potential Kirby sweep, but if you want something a little more focused you can check out our own Forgotten Land review.  

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.