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The new Kirby game will release next week, Nintendo confirms
Dream Buffet’s release date was announced during a Japanese concert
Nintendo’s multiplayer-focused Kirby game, Dream Buffet, will release for Nintendo Switch next week, the company announced on Thursday.
Dream Buffet will release on the Nintendo eShop in Japan on Wednesday, August 17 for 1500 yen ($11.30), Nintendo announced during a 30th anniversary concert held in Tokyo.
No international release date was confirmed, but it’s likely to share similar timing.
Kirby's Dream Buffet - trailer
Update - NOA confirms release date
Nintendo of America has confirmed a Western release date of August 17 for Kirby’s Dream Buffet.
A new overview trailer has also been published, which you can view below:
Announced last month, Kirby’s Dream Buffet is a multiplayer game where players compete against each other by rolling their Kirbys around food-filled stages.
According to Nintendo, the game will consist of four levels, and the aim is to eat as much food as possible throughout.
“Kirby’s Dream Buffet finds a gang of Kirbys rolling through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in four rounds of frantic multiplayer fun,” a Nintendo statement reads.
“Players will race each other through these delicious obstacle courses to collect strawberries as Kirby grows, bumping other players off the stage and using familiar Copy Abilities – or Copy Food Abilities, as they are called here – to thwart the competition.
Nintendo claims the game “offers accessible gameplay for players of all skill levels, but also presents a healthy challenge for those looking to satiate their craving for friendly competition”.
Kirby’s Dream Buffet follows on the heels of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby’s critically-acclaimed 3D platforming debut.
VGC’s Kirby and the Forgotten Land review calls it “another accomplished charmer from HAL’s inhalatory hero,” adding: “The platforming won’t give Mario any restless nights, but the exuberant creativity around it makes for a bold, buoyant adventure.”