This year marked the 40th anniversary of HAL Laboratory - the Japanese developer behind the long-running series Kirby.

In 2020, it released Kirby Fighters 2 on the Switch and brought across the title Part Time UFO to the hybrid system as well. What's on the horizon for 2021 then?

In an interview with 4Gamer recently, three directors from the company teased new games, merchandise, and even events. Here's the translation from Siliconera (thanks, Oni_Dino):

Tadashi Kawai:

"We at HAL Laboratory will continue to deliver games in 2021 filled with three key values: surprise, fun, and warmth. Thank you very much."

Teruhiko Suzuki:

"In 2021, I want to release another kind of weird game from HAL Egg! And please play Part-Time UFO! It’s a fun game that you’ll absolutely enjoy! Let me know what you think!"

Yumi Todo:

"We’ll keep working hard on our goal in 2021. That is, for as many people as possible to enjoy Kirby [games]. We have plans not only for games but also for merchandise, books, and a variety of events like with the Kirby Cafe. We hope you’ll continue to support both Kirby and HAL Laboratory in 2021!"

What would you like to see from the Kirby developers in 2021? Tell us down below.