With this week’s launch of Kirby’s Dream Buffet on Nintendo Switch, fans have now noted an interesting detail about the rolling pink puffball himself!
Folks who have extracted Kirby’s character model from the new game have discovered that it is even rounder and smoother than his model from Kirby and the Forgotten Land! Namely, Kirby’s new model from Kirby’s Dream Buffet has a whopping 22,844 vertices in total, dwarfing the original 14,087 vertices that Kirby has in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Here are more details below, including a side-by-side comparison of the models from both games:
Dream Buffet (Main body only): 16,340 vertices, 16,596 faces
Dream Buffet (Incl. expression meshes): 22,844 vertices, 24,084 faces
Forgotten Land (Main body only): 9,352 vertices, 4,592 faces
Forgotten Land (Incl. expression meshes): 14,087 vertices, 8,644 faces
— Obscure Kirby Media & Facts (@ObscureKirby) August 16, 2022
It’s certainly interesting that the developers of Kirby’s Dream Buffet have opted to make Kirby even rounder than before, even for a spin-off title like this! We’ll report back if we hear any other interesting tidbits about the game in the future.