Kirby Returns to Dreamland: The Sequel (星のカービィWii ：続編 in Japan) is the next installment for the Kirby series set to apper on the Nintendo Wii U. This is also the 4th installment in the Kirby's Dream Land series (5th counting Kirby's Return to Dream Land).
The story starts off with Kirby eating some of his favorite foods, fishing, chasing butterflies, and sleeping near a tree. Suddenly, a huge spaceship flies over Pop-Star and steals Pop-Star's energy. Dedede and Meta Knight trie to stop it, but Dedede's Castle gets destroyed and the Halberd is shot down. Kirby then wakes up and sees Pop-Star being under attack and a small chameleon named Lorenzo. Lorenzo tells Kirby that his home was invaded by the same spaceship that is attacking Pop-Star and needs help from Kirby. Kirby then agrees and runs off with Lorenzo to another adventure to save Pop-Star once again.
The gameplay is quite similar to previous games like the original Kirby Returns to Dreamland, Squeak Squad, Triple Deluxe, etc. Kirby is able to make his standard moves like jumping, running, swimming, inhaling, etc. With the inhale move, just like in almost all of the Kirby games, Kirby is able to swallow objects and enemies, so he can copy his opponents' abilities to use them. However, Kirby can lose an ability if requested or if enough damage is received. Kirby can also turn copy abilities into helpers. Only 2 helpers can be on the screen. And for the 1st time (2nd if including Planet Robobot), you get to play the game in 3D (Like 3D Mario games). Nearly all the levels are in 3D. Some stages are also 2D. Items such as food, weapons, keys, etc will be returning. The health bar also returns. Their are 10 Worlds with 5-6 levels including an extra stage. Some levels also contain Mid-Bosses.
In this mode, you get to play any stage you unlocked with Kirby, Meta Knight, Dedede, Bandana Dee, and Lorenzo with your friends. You can also play Multiplayer Mayham with people online and you can ride each other and perform other abilities.
Here is Adventure Mode which is basically story mode where the player has to pass stages to unlock them to be player in Multiplayer Mode, and where the story takes place. Player 1 is Kirby, while Player 2, 3 and 4 can be either Meta Knight, King Dedede, Bandana Dee or Lorenzo.
Kirby Fighters is kind of like Super Smash Bros. You have the choice of picking 15 copy abilities (5 of them being new). Each of them have different movesets and like Smash, their are recoveries and "Final Smashes".
In this mode, you get to play 30+ minigames with the following characters: Kirby, Meta Knight, Dedede, Bandana Dee, Waddle Doo, Knuckle Joe, Lorenzo, Blade Knight, Sir Kibble, Sirmirror, and Susie.
Players in this mode will battle all of the bosses from Adventure Mode and can also choose their abilities before/after starting to use them thoughout the battles. The final boss is ???
Same as Arena, but harder, each boss has a new attack, and the final boss is ???
A mode where you just listen to music and sounds shown in the game. This mode is already unlocked, but you can get more sound/music by playing more Mini-Games.
This is used to watch cutscenes, dialogues, etc.
This is a mode where the player can adjust the game's settings such as the sound, music, screen ratio, controls, etc. And even delete the game file's progress, but after being deleted the game data cannot be restored.
|Pop Star||Pancake Plains||5||A grassy field with hills and fields||Whispy Woods|
|Pop Star||Danish Desert||5||A desert filled with ruins, sand, dunes, etc.|
|Pop Star||Sugar Sea||5||An ocean with islands, coral reefs, and an underwater castle|
|Pop Star||Marshmallow Mountains||6||A mountain with mines, animals, and even has clouds||Kracko|
|Pop Star||Apricot Artic||6||A frozen wonderland with frozen water, forests, slopes, etc.|
|5||A castle full of guards, traps, and it's medieval themed.|
|Dark Star||Coffee Capital||5||A city with cars, cities, and other urban-like things|
|Dark Star||Spaghetti Station||6||A factory full of conveyor belts, robots, etc. One of the levels involve it exploding.|
|Final Fright||N/A||A space fighting arena with the final boss|
|Pop Star||Honey Heaven||6||A cloudy place filled with wonders. (This is the hardest stage in the game)|
- Their was originally going to be a mode called Dreamland Go-Kart Racing, but then was made into a separate game.