Freshly announced in today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, a new game from Kirby maestros HAL Laboratory has been surprise-dropped on Switch eShop today.

It's called Part Time UFO and it sees you taking control of Jobski the UFO to fly around and help people by completing tasks for them. Cleaning up, fishing, doing a spot of cooking, building some castles — no task is too menial for Jobski and the grabbing claw attached to his ride.

The game previously released on iOS and Android back in 2018, but Nintendo is publishing this Switch version and it has two new exclusive modes (detailed below), plus two-player local co-op. Well, they do say that a job shared is a job halved, and all that.

Take a look at the trailer above and some screenshots below for an idea of the colourful, claw-filled game that awaits (spot the Kirby cameo!):

The Nintendo Switch version features two exclusive modes. How high can you go? Keep on stacking and aim for a high score in the brand new Tower of Infinity. Take on this challenge alone, or hand a Joy-Con controller to a friend for some competitive or co-op fun.

Job done? Think again! Completing all the part-time jobs unlocks Treasure Island, a puzzle-solver’s paradise that can also be explored in local co-op. Overcome ever more difficult challenges to progress from one room to the next in this mini adventure!

Think this looks like a fun ride? It's on the eShop right now for £8.09 / 8,99€ and we'll be checking it out just as soon as we are able. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the usual place.