Kirby and the Forgotten Land file size revealed and it's just a little guy

Kirby and the Forgotten Land
(Image credit: Nintendo)

The Kirby and the Forgotten Land file size for Nintendo Switch has been revealed, and Kirby's next big adventure won't take up too much storage space.

The official Nintendo eShop listing includes the Kirby and the Forgotten Land file size of 5.8 GB - and that's only if you're planning on downloading the game, as it will also be available in physical form via game card. File sizes for Switch games tend to be small compared to other platforms in general; for reference, Kirby is only a bit bigger than Super Mario Odyssey's 5.6 GB, and much smaller than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's relatively sprawling 14.4 GB.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is set to be released on March 25, 2022 exclusively on Switch. The newest adventure for the puffy pink hero will take him to a dilapidated world that he can rebuild with the help of rescued Waddle Dee pals; speaking of whom, if you want to embark on a two-player adventure in the grand tradition of Kirby co-op, Kirby will be joined by the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee. He can't swallow enemies to absorb their powers, but he can just stab them - he's a very practical sort of Waddle Dee.

GR+'s own Heather Wald recently took a deeper look at Kirby and the Forgotten Land to size up how it matches new ideas with Kirby mainstays, and we can't wait to try it out ourselves.

The recent re-emergence of a canceled Kirby GameCube game has made this an especially great time to be a Kirby fan. 

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.