3DS Buzz Reports that the name of the game is actually Kirby's Return to Dreamland, contradicting earlier reports of a name change by Go Nintendo. They have also linked to the official Nintendo Website confirming the name.
According to a recent Nintendo Power Survey, Kirby Returns to Dreamland underwent a name change. It is now called Kirby: Return to Dreamland. Could name changes for other titles be far behind? Super Mario Land 3D anyone? Or how about Mario Kart 3D?
Maybe I'm crazy but I don't think the S makes a whole lot of difference.
And I guess the only positive thing about Super Mario 3D Land is that they aren't using the word "New" anymore? "New" sounds great upon release, but a year or two later? New Super Mario Bros. isn't exactly new. Maybe they should've called it "NewER" Super Mario Bros.?
@GameDadGrant My feelings about the game aside, I think Super Mario Land 3D would be a bad title (even if it sounds better than Super Mario 3D Land). Nintendo's had enough trouble selling 3DSes based on the fact that people think its just a marginal upgrade of the old DS, and I think SML3D would suffer from the same problem (sounding like a remake of SML). And that might be the reason they're not calling MK Mario Kart 3D either, really.
How about we stop putting 64, Wii and 3D on titles, period? Lazy naming schemes...
Yeah I kinda think someone in Nintendo wants to make sure parents know that Mario Kart Wii (one random example) is a different game than the other Mario Kart game their kid asked for a year or two ago. idk