Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the latest title in the Kirby game series. Although the release date hasn’t been specified yet, the game has now been rated by the ESRB. The ESRB have assigned the new Kirby release as E10+, meaning the game is suitable for audiences 10 years of age or older. On the official ESRB website, they noted that the game had “cartoon violence”. The rating shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as the Kirby games are rated either E or E10+.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land was announced earlier this year in September. In the 3D-platformer action-adventure game, Kirby will discover and explore a mysterious world, complete with abandoned structures from a former civilization, including a shopping mall. Kirby can copy his enemies’ abilities and use them to his advantage to attack and explore.
There are over thirty titles in the Kirby series, with Kirby and the Forgotten Land being the latest. The first game, Kirby’s Dream Land, was released back in 1992 on the Game Boy. The last game to come out was Kirby Fighters 2 in September 2020 on the Nintendo Switch. Kirby is one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises, selling over 38 million copies. It is also one of the top 50 best-selling franchises of all time.
The ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) give age and content ratings to video games in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The ESRB has 5 different ratings: E (Everyone), E10+ (Everyone 10+), T (Teen), M (Mature 17+), and AO (Adults Only 18+).
Kirby and the Forgotten Land will be released exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, the second Kirby game to do so. It has been given a release window of Spring 2022, although a specific date has not been given yet. On the Switch, the game supports all play modes.