Kirby's big year

A little under two months ago we brought you the happy news that Nintendo is planning a 20th Anniversary Kirby compilation for Wii, ensuring that fans of the pink one will have a chance to celebrate the landmark with a collection of classic games and other goodies. Courtesy of Andriasang we now know what will be included in the Japanese release, which we hope will be the same when the compilation reaches other territories.

Kirby's 20th Anniversary Special Collection in Japan will include six games from the franchise, ranging from Game Boy to Nintendo 64: Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. There'll be new content in the form of 'More Challenge Stage', where you chase scores in specific stages with a particular ability: these include 'Sword Challenge' and 'Fighter Death Match'. The disc will also have a Kirby calendar that shows the history not just of the game series, but Kirby's appearances in cartoons and so on. In terms of goodies that aren't on the game disc, there'll be the now-standard booklet with artwork and a soundtrack.

It sounds like some effort is being put into this collection beyond simply placing the original games on a disc and sending it out into the world. Assuming that these details stay true in a worldwide release, are you interested in picking this up?