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New Kirby Game Inadvertently Revealed By Nintendo's Japanese Game List

by Donald Theriault - September 23, 2021, 12:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Uh, our apologies if you wanted to go into Festivus blind.

The usually tight pre-Direct ship of Nintendo appears to have sprung a leak.

A new listing on Nintendo's Japanese language game schedule has revealed an unannounced Kirby game. Roughly translated to "Discovery of the Stars", the game is slated for a spring 2022 launch in Japan.

The link to the page itself goes to a "page not found" message, though there is a better than average chance that will change following the Direct. The same schedule page has also added Bayonetta 3 to the 2022 list with Splatoon 3 and the sequel to Breath of the Wild.


KhushrenadaSeptember 23, 2021

Makes sense. Nintendo seems to like releasing Kirby games in the early months of a year. Star Allies was March, Rainbow Curse was February, and Triple Deluxe was May.

EnnerSeptember 23, 2021

Kirby: Automata

broodwarsSeptember 23, 2021

Makes sense. Kirby games are what Nintendo makes when they need to put out a game, but don't want to spend any money on level designers; modelers; or artists. Take the last game, rearrange a few assets, maybe slap on a visual filter or a new gimmick that's only used a few times, and you're good to go. Nintendo could probably create a new Kirby game completely by AI at this point, and you'd probably never notice a difference.

Edit: Well...this aged well. Guess Nintendo decided after 20+ years that they should finally do something new with Kirby.

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