Game director explains reasoning behind Kirby Triple Deluxe’s name

It is hard to believe that just over a year ago now Kirby Triple Deluxe graced our 3DS systems with its presence, the game was different providing the lovable and adorable pink blob with a series of new abilities that were exciting to play with for the first time. The game was well received by many when the game originally arrived on May 2nd of 2014 in America but one question many did have is why did they choose the name they did for the game, triple deluxe seemed like a weird name but a number of people did theorize the title referenced the main game and the two minigames that came packaged in. It makes sense doesn’t it triple implying three different games in one package, and deluxe by extension being its a deluxe package, if you agree with this then I am sorry to say we are all wrong. To celebrate the one year anniversary of Kirby Triple Deluxe game director Shinya Kumazaki set the record straight and answered the tough question as to why Kirby Triple Deluxe was given the name it was given:

“Hello, everyone. Today, May 2nd, is the first anniversary of Kirby: Triple Deluxe’s release in the Americas! It’s been out around the world for a year and two of its sub-games have been expanded into separate downloadable games.

By the way, have you ever wondered how we came up with the game title?

Well, we started with a variety of ideas. One was a title that would reflect the game’s theme of an adventure through floating islands. Another idea was to use the letter “X”, since this is the tenth traditional Kirby platformer.

We also wanted to find a title that reflects the game’s full use of Nintendo 3DS features, such as the 3D function, motion sensors and StreetPass. Something short and catchy that we could use all around the world. That’s how we came up with the title “3DX” – in other words, “Triple Deluxe”!

It felt like a good match for the Hypernova Inhale ability, a truly “deluxe” feature designed to make the basic Inhale ability more satisfying and dynamic than ever. It also fitted well with the fact that King Dedede (3 “De”s) plays an important role in the story for the first time in quite a while!

As the first Kirby game on Nintendo 3DS, our aim was to make a title that would entertain all sorts of players, full of experiences you couldn’t get on any other system, with satisfying pick-up-and-play action, puzzle solving, fierce battles, and a story with a little depth to it.

So why not celebrate this one-year anniversary by going back and visiting Kirby: Triple Deluxe again? If you haven’t already done so, you can even try to clear it 100%!

Happy birthday, Kirby: Triple Deluxe!”

This picture below was also passed along and it is a really nice sketch, happy anniversery Kirby’s Triple Deluxe it is good to finally have your name be understandable.

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