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Is this the most epic Nintendo fan art ever made?

It feels like video game character anniversaries are popping up left, right and centre right now. Mario and Luigi celebrated their 35th year in 2020, while Sonic turned 30 last year. Now it's Kirby's turn to celebrate 30 turns around the sun, and he's been given some awesome artwork to mark the occasion.

The official Nintendo art is a typically delightful cartoon affair, featuring Kirby, some friends and, of course, a cake. But it's nothing compared with one epic, character-filled fan-made offering, which Twitter is rightfully swooning over this week. (Not met Kirby yet? Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals available now.) 

The artwork in all its glory  (Image credit: @Suyasuyabi427 on Twitter)

It's not often you see an artwork so intricate and vast that it needs to take up a whole four photos in a tweet, but it's easy to see why @Suyasuyabi427 (opens in new tab) felt the need to split things up. There are a ridiculous amount of characters here, from various iterations of Kirby himself to, of course, Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. It's the ultimate Nintendo love-in – and it's hard to imagine a busier birthday party than this.

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The artwork is going down a storm on Twitter. "I want to print and frame this so bad and put it in my office," one user comments, while another adds, "I am at a genuine loss for words at the moment, this is genuinely the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen." Indeed, I have a feeling even non-gamers would have a hard time finding this anything less than utterly charming.

Kirby 30th birthday artwork showing Kirby and friends dancing by a cake

The official Kirby 30th anniversary artwork is cute – but hardly compares to @Suyasuyabi427's effort (Image credit: Nintendo)

This isn't the first piece of awesome Kirby art we've seen in 2022. Back in February we saw an ingenious ode to the character in the form of a Nintendo Switch case which looked like it had swallowed the console whole. If you're inspired to create a tribute of your own, take a look at our guide on how to download Photoshop.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).