Kirby, our friend, has had a lot of weird and unusual food over the years. Kirby has eaten countless enemies, elements, various foodstuffs, whole trees, Smash Bros characters, and many more. But do you know what he hasn’t ate? A complete working automobile.
Today's Nintendo Direct featured a new look at Kirby, the Forgotten Land and a new mechanic called Mouthful Mode. Kirby can get a literal mouthful from a huge object to gain his powers. We see examples such as a vending machine and a traffic cone.
The internet is going crazy over “Carby.”
Drawing carbys was something I always wanted to do.
— shan horan 🎷 🐛 (@shanhorandraws) February 9, 2022
— Cheryl 🍡 (@cysketch) February 9, 2022
we're calling about your carby's extended warranty https://t.co/2hgE9G9VBp
— reshmush (@reshmushroom) February 9, 2022
l'm already sold
— ❄️🥖 Kéké 🥖❄️ (@Kekeflipnote) February 9, 2022
You wouldn't imitate a ca-wait Kirby No
— eric van allen (@seamoosi) February 9, 2022
— Sean Aitchison (@Sean8UrSon) February 9, 2022
The Nebraska Humane Society is also getting in on it.
We’re animal experts! Show us a photo and we’ll tell you whether it’s an animal or just kirby eating a car
— Nebraska Humane Society (@NEHumaneSociety) February 10, 2022
Carby is what makes us love her so much. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is that Carby loves. It may partly be the lad's size; a lot Nintendo and Nintendo-adjacent video games (Pokemon Legends Arceus, Bowser’s Fury are two examples) have been increasing the size of their characters lately to our delight. Take a look at him! You should see his funny shape! Kirby, you don't think you would swallow a! Whole car?
People who tweet about Carby are mostly disappointed that Nintendo didn't name him Carby in this form. It is just called Mouthful Mode. The car version doesn’t have a name. This is okay. He is Carby in our hearts.
Today's Direct was full of news including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC being announced, the official unveiling (finally!) of a Chronocross remaster, Earthbound Beginnings and Earthbound Beginnings coming on Nintendo Switch Online, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 being revealed. Our full recap will allow you to catch up on all of the latest news.
Rebekah Valentine works as a news reporter at IGN. You can find her on twitter @duckvalentine.