According to an inventory we are able to solely assume was by accident pushed dwell, the subsequent Kirby sport is coming to Switch in spring 2022.
Earlier in the present day, the Switch launch schedule on Nintendo’s official Japanese website was up to date with an entry for 星のカービィ ディスカバリー, which roughly interprets to Kirby Discovery. The web page it hyperlinks to isn’t accessible but, however the accompanying picture depicts Kirby gazing out on a seemingly post-apocalyptic world. A rusted car and chipped road signal sit ominously behind our rotund hero, and additional into the background, an overgrowth of nature reclaims a handful of ruined skyscrapers.
It’s been years since we’ve seen a brand new Kirby sport. His final mainline outing, Kirby Star Allies, arrived on Switch in 2018, which after the previous couple of years we’ve had looks as if ages in the past. Since then, creating studio HAL Laboratories has occupied itself with initiatives like Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, a 2019 handheld port of the Wii sport of the identical title, and final yr’s Kirby Fighters 2, a standalone follow-up to the mini-game from 2014’s Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
But the absence solely is smart. Kirby’s creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has been busy with a bit of sport known as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the final a number of years. With that crossover fighter’s post-release content material coming to an finish, is Sakurai lastly returning to the collection that made him a family title?
While there’s little or no details about Kirby Discovery (or no matter it winds up being known as when it hits western shores) at current, it’s doable we’ll be taught extra about this mysterious sport throughout in the present day’s Nintendo Direct. Nintendo’s promised round 40 minutes of latest data on upcoming Switch releases and, barring the likelihood that each one that point goes to be spent on Metroid Dread and the rumored updates to Nintendo Switch Online’s traditional sport choices, the little pink puffball is definitely going to be within the combine.