Nintendo E3: We’re Getting a New Kirby Game

The pink puffball with insatiable appetite comes to Switch.

Confirmed by a tweet on Nintendo of America’s official account, a new Kirby game will be joining the ever expanding lineup of Nintendo Switch games. Like Yoshi™the new Kirby title has been teased using its placeholder Kirby, and is looking at a 2018 release frame.

Kirby’s last adventure to date was Kirby: Planet Robobot, an action platformer in the vein of Kirby Triple Deluxe. Team Kirby Crash Deluxe came out as a free to play 3DS game this April, but there’s a couple more Kirby game set to release in 2017. One of them is Kirby’s Blowout Blast, also for the 3DS, and there’s also a multiplayer Kirby game in the works that Nintendo discussed briefly at a Nintendo Direct. So far, Kirby fans have been getting at least new game each year barring a few exceptions. The 2018 Kirby game seems like a side-scrolling adventure that feature all of Kirby’s traditional abilities, like sucking up enemies in order to acquire unique powers. But it also looks like players will be able to recruit enemies into becoming AI that play for your team in a special co-op arrangement.

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