Kirby Dream Buffet
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Update [Thu 11th Aug, 2022 13:05 BST]: It's official! Nintendo has confirmed that Kirby's Dream Buffet is hitting the eShop worldwide on the same day — 17th August! What a lovely little summer treat.

Pre-orders are now available on the eShop (North America, UK) and it will cost £13.49 — so probably closer to $15 in the US.

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, you'll be able to play with three other friends through a plethora of food-themed levels and minigames — think Fall Guys, but even cuter.

Here's a summary of the game from the eShop:

Bump, battle, and boost your way to sweet victory

Have a feast of fun with family and friends in Kirby’s Dream Buffet™ for the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

Roll through a smorgasbord of food-themed stages in delicious 4-player competition as a rounder-than-usual Kirby. Anyone can take the cake in Kirby’s Dream Buffet! This digital game is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Instead of eating enemies to gain his Copy Abilities, Kirby now gets them from food! A burning boost can come from a pepper, or frosting will give Kirby the spins!

You can also dress your Kirby up, and pop a Kirby Car cake on his head. We have our priorities right, here.

To cap it all off, here's a brand new overview trailer to celebrate the game's release date!

Original article [Thu 11th Aug, 2022 11:35 BST]: We got a tasty little surprise during today's Kirby concert. The upcoming Kirby's Dream Buffet — which was only announced last month — is coming to the Switch eShop on 17th August in Japan.

You'll have to make sure you have some room for some tasty treats and all of that Kirby adorableness as the pink (and blue, and yellow, and green, and so on...) puffball will be rolling onto our consoles next week. The game will cost 1500 yen, so around about £9 / €10 / $11.

While this has only been confirmed for Japan at the time of writing this, we expect we'll be hearing something very soon for Western audiences — we hope the same day!

We'll update this post as soon as we know! In the meantime, check out the game's launch trailer below!

Are you excited to play Kirby's Dream Buffet? Let us know!