Our favourite pink puffball is back! Nintendo announced yesterday that a brand new Kirby game will be coming to the eShop, Kirby’s Dream Buffet!
I think a lot of us can agree that we weren’t expecting another Kirby game so soon! Kirby and the Forgotten Land was released on the Switch only a few months ago. I thought it’d be at least a year until we got anything Kirby related again. Even some Forgotten Land DLC first!
But Nintendo had something else up its sleeve in the form of Kirby’s Dream Buffet!
Not much is known about the game so far, but judging from the adorable trailer we’ve been shown, we can make a few guesses.
Kirby’s Dream Buffet looks to be a mix between Fall Guys and Kirby’s Dream Course. It’s an online game where you race others through dessert-inspired courses, collecting strawberries as you go. As you roll around it seems like you also have the ability to knock rivals off the stage.
The goal, instead of grabbing a crown, is to eat the most strawberries. Where you’re then weighed up, and the biggest puffball wins!
On the official eShop page for the game, it states that you can play against other players locally or online.
Copy abilities, an iconic mechanic of the Kirby series, are also back. You can collect food boxes to unlock them, to best beat your opponents.
the more Kirby the better
Kirby’s Dream Buffet won’t be the first online Kirby game to be released on the Switch. Already there’s the free-to-play Super Kirby Clash which I’ve had a lot of fun with in the past.
With this new game, and the many older Kirby games available on the NES, SNES and N64 libraries, it seems like the Nintendo Switch will become the ultimate Kirby machine!
Nothing has been revealed about how much Kirby’s Dream Buffet will cost. It seems as though if it was free-to-play, Nintendo would have advertised that fact in the trailer.
Mediatonic’s Fall Guys, recently became free-to-play last month. Since changing, it reportedly hit a 20 million player milestone only 48 hours later. So I wonder if that’ll have any bearing on how Kirby’s Dream Buffet will operate.
Kirby’s Dream Buffet will be released exclusively on the Nintendo eShop this summer. Either way, I’m very excited to get my hands on the game. It’s a combination of my two favourite things, Kirby and cake!
What’s not to love?
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