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Nintendo is launching another Kirby game this summer and it's an eShop exclusive

Kirby's Dream Buffet is an all-you-can-eat slalom that looks a bit like Fall Guys.

Chris Kerr

July 12, 2022

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A screenshot from Kirby's Dream Buffet

Nintendo seems intent on keeping Kirby in vogue with the upcoming release of Kirby's Dream Buffet, an all-new downloadable title that'll be launching on the Switch eShop this summer.

The multiplayer title, which was announced by Nintendo earlier today, seems to take a bit of inspiration from Fall Guys and asks up to four players to cascade around barmy levels wolfing down scran in a bid to become an absolute chonk.

At the end of each level, the Kirby that's managed to scoff the most food will win, and players will be able to take advantage of numerous power-ups to ensure their insatiable blob comes out on top.

2022 has been a bumper year for Kirby, with 3D platformer Kirby and the Forgotten Land selling 2.65 million copies worldwide as of March 31, 2022. 

That figure is based on Nintendo's own internal estimates, released as part of its latest fiscal report, and is an impressive milestone given the title only launched on March 25, 2022.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land managed to drum up plenty of interest ahead of launch thanks to the introduction of a new "Mouthful Mode" mechanic that gave Kirby the ability to become the physical embodiment of everyday objects -- such as cars and vending machines -- by ingesting them with a frightening level of exuberance.

Check out the trailer for Kirby's Dream Buffet below to see how Kirby's second 2022 outing is shaping up.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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