Nintendo has given upcoming Switch exclusive Kirby and the Forgotten Land a confirmed release date, with our favourite pink puffball arriving on the eShop and at retail on 25th March.

Initially revealed back in September, Kirby and the Forgotten Land has players joining Kirby on a brand new 3D platforming adventure, with new locations, new abilities and more to discover. A new trailer has been released to celebrate the launch date announcement (up above), and we've got even more details for you below, too:

Kirby has a flair for inhaling air, so he’ll have his work cut out for him when he arrives in an unknown land and discovers that Waddle Dees are being kidnapped in droves by the Beast Pack! To rescue the Waddle Dees, Kirby heads out on a journey with the curious Elfilin, whom he meets in the new world.

In this sweeping adventure, you’ll make use of a range of Kirby’s abilities to combat foes and navigate vibrant 3D environments. Progress through a world in which nature and a past civilization have fused in a series of areas packed with platforming challenges. When you set out to free the Waddle Dees being held captive at the goal point at the end of each stage, you’ll want to explore every nook and cranny to rescue as many Waddle Dees along the way, too!

Did someone say new abilities?

The Beast Pack will put up a challenge, so along with Kirby’s iconic copy abilities there are new additions to Kirby’s repertoire – the Drill and Ranger copy abilities! Submerge into the ground with the Drill copy ability and attack enemies from below with a massive blow. Your foes will soon be seeing stars when Kirby unleashes the Ranger copy ability, which also lets you set your sights on a faraway enemy.

It's also been confirmed that the game will support local co-op play (with a second player joining the journey as Bandana Waddle Dee, who'll be able to launch a variety of attacks using his spear) and it will feature a central hub called Waddle Dee Town – a place which will develop more and more based on the number of Waddle Dees you rescue.

Excited for this one? Let us know if you'll be picking up a copy in March with a comment below.