Although the actual text in Kirby and the Forgotten Land is readable in most languages, there is a special language that can be seen written throughout the game on numerous signs. This secret language has actually been decoded thanks to the game’s intro song that has lyrics for the song in English and the faux language used in game. It turns out that the words seen in game are a literal translation of English words and phrases spelt in a totally different alphabet.
A community of reddit users have worked together to decipher the secret language using both the game’s title song and through meticulously looking at images. This means that by using the decoded alphabet, we can actually work out what the signs in the game say. For example, the sign in the abandoned mall says “Alivel”, The wording on the cutout standee reads “Wish You Were Here” and the letters on the Ferris Wheels says “Wonderia”
If you are interested, a Twitter user by the name of @DSgiratina has even made the language usable as an actual font that you can download onto your computer. They have the .tff file available to download via Google Drive.
On request, I have edited the font so that the Forgotten Land font will display the characters for both capital and lower case. #KirbyForgottenLand #Kirby #KirbyandtheForgottenLand
Get it here: https://t.co/lw16yZA9e9 https://t.co/KE5m9VmXwW
— Sacred Faerie (@DSgiratina) March 4, 2022
Will you be using this alphabet to decode the signs and messages in Kirby and the Forgotten Land? Will you be downloading the font yourself so you can make your own secret messages? Do let us know in the comments.