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Kirby's Dream Buffet gameplay

With just a few days to go until launch, a bit of gameplay has emerged from Kirby’s Dream Buffet. Various clips have been posted on the official Japanese website, which we’ve rounded up into a single video.

You can find additional information about Kirby’s Dream Buffet in the following overview:

Kirby Forgotten Land Star Allies connection

There are now two major Kirby games on Switch. Kirby Star Allies came first and was largely 2D, but you might be interested to know that it largely paved the way for Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Shinya Kumazaki, who was the general director of both games, spoke about their development connection with Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream. Kumazaki says that Star Allies was a means of “laying the groundwork for future works and we were sure that the next game would be 3D.” Interestingly, HAL Laboratory felt that Star Allies and Forgotten Land were “a single large connected project.”

Original: At the end of the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest Live, it was announced that Kirby’s Dream Buffet will release next week on August 17 in Japan via the eShop. There is no word yet on whether this launch date will apply to other regions, which currently still have a Summer 2022 release window. In Japan, the game will cost 1500 yen.

Here’s an overview of the game:

The previously announced Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest is being performed today, and is being live streamed, giving those unable to attend the concert in person a chance to listen. Fans interested can catch up on the stream below:

On March 25, Kirby and the Forgotten Land was released on Switch, and has gone on to become the best-selling Kirby title to date. Kirby’s Dream Buffet has also been announced with a currently unspecified release date but with a release window of Summer 2022.

The first Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Land, originally released in 1992 for the Game Boy. Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have launched many mainline and spinoff titles since then across various platforms.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land has highest sell-through for any entry in the series to date

According to Nintendo, Kirby and the Forgotten Land has experienced the highest sell-through for any entry in the series to date.

That information comes from the company’s latest financial report. In its first 15 weeks, the game sold 4.53 million copies on Switch.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Even though Kirby has been around for three decades, the series never really tried its hand at full-on 3D gameplay. That finally changed this year with the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. By all accounts, the team really nailed it – but that doesn’t mean turning Kirby from 2D to 3D was a simple task.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land co-directors Shinya Kumazaki and Tatsuya Kamiyama reflected on the game’s development in a recent interview of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream. Designer Yuki Endo was present for the discussion as well.

According to the latest sales data from GfK, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is now the most successful Kirby game in the UK. That tidbit of information is based strictly on physical sales. However, digital downloads are more prominent than they’ve ever been, making the game’s success even more significant.

We previously reported that Kirby and the Forgotten Land had the biggest Kirby launch ever in the UK. At the start of April, it became the series’ fourth best-selling entry.

Shinya Kumazaki, the director of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, has spoken about the origins of Mouthful Mode in a recent issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream.

Mouthful Mode lets Kirby transform into various objects for different types of gameplay experiences. After inhaling a car for instance, the character can drive around and smash through walls.

Kirby's Dream Buffet

Kirby’s Dream Buffet is coming to Switch, Nintendo just announced. It will launch this summer.

According to Nintendo, Kirby’s Dream Buffet “finds Kirbys rolling through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in four rounds of frantic multiplayer fun. 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 in this game – to thwart the competition.”

kirby 64 nintendo switch online glitch bug

Original (5/20): Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards just appeared on Nintendo Switch Online yesterday as part of the Expansion Pack tier, but players have unfortunately encountered a game-breaking bug.

The glitch appears to be limited to underwater levels. Reddit user keyblademasternadroj shared the news, noting that when players are hit by certain damage sources in the water, they become stunned indefinitely. Unfortunately, the only course of action is to quit the level.

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