Kirby has a second game coming out in 2022 and it’s giving the web main Fall Guys vibes. On Tuesday, Nintendo quietly introduced Kirby’s Dream Buffet, a multiplayer recreation the place you race pals round scrumptious hazards. The Switch eShop unique is due out within the subsequent couple of months.
If the pink puff’s open world-style post-apocalyptic journey Kirby and the Forgotten Land hit too near dwelling within the present local weather, Kirby’s Dream Buffet seems to be a welcome return to the character’s easier roots. Players roll alongside food-themed phases in 4 rounds of “frantic multiplayer enjoyable.” The extra meals Kirby eats the larger he will get, finally bumping rivals off the stage. Players may also get entry to “Copy Food Abilities” once they gobble up every new morsel, including extra sugar-coated powers to their arsenal.
Here’s the trailer:
While the entire “knock your opponents off an enormous impediment course suspended in mid-air” is pure Fall Guys, Kirby’s Dream Buffet takes a distinctively Nintendo strategy to multiplayer. While the sport has an internet mode, phases are restricted to 4 human gamers. The relaxation seem like AI-controlled Waddle Dees. That’s a far cry from the 60-player frenzies that made Fall Guys successful when it debuted again in 2020 (it just lately came to Switch and is now also free-to-play).
The affect of Mediatonic’s jelly bean royale is tough to shake, however in fact multiplayer is nothing new for Kirby. In addition to co-op modes in mainline entries, spin-offs Kirby’s Dream Course for the SNES and Kirby Air Ride for the GameCube had been multiplayer-centric.
Interestingly, Nintendo hasn’t but listed a worth for Kirby’s Dream Buffet, so it’s arduous to know simply how full-fledged the expertise is meant to be. Time will inform if it is going to end up being Kirby’s massive esports break, however what’s already clear is that 2022 is treating Kirby fans right.