A New Kirby game has leaked for Switch before Nintendo Direct.
Kirby’s Discovery of the stars is the name we will call it for now.
Nintendo Japan leaked a replacement Kirby game tentatively scheduled to launch “this winter” before today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
As ResetEra user GJ spotted, the Switch lineup on Nintendo’s Japanese website very recently added a couple of unannounced games and details.
Google Translate reads the new Kirby game’s title as Kirby’s Discovery of the stars , but you can also translate it to Star Kirby’s Discovery or a variant that is similar.
Futthermore, we may not know the official English translation until it’s presumably shown during today’s Direct, which starts at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BT.
Kirby’s Discovery of the stars [we will call it that for now] doesn’t have a Nintendo eShop page just yet, nor does it appear on the English version of the company’s website, so its name and reveal art are all we have for now.
The star motif raises an eyebrow after Kirby Star Allies and Kirby Super Star Ultra.
However, there is no guarantee it’s associated with any of the former games.
Somewhat ominously, this listing image shows Kirby peering over a flowery hill with overgrown city ruins behind him.
There’s even a rusty sedan and a faded road sign to finish the post-apocalyptic look.
Whatever Kirby’s discovered, it didn’t sit too well for certain people.
Nintendo Japan’s Switch lineup is loosely chronological but with some important exceptions, so between that and the barrier of language, it is not certain when this new Kirby will arrive.
“This winter” is the only release window we have.
Moreover, with winter starting in late December and ending mid to late March, it could reasonably be out this year or 2022.
Kirby wasn’t the sole character spotted during this pre-Direct leak.
Bayonetta 3 has also quietly surfaced with a 2022 release date.
It comes right between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope.
Bayonetta 3 release date is tentatively set for 2022.
Throughout 2021, developer Platinum Games has repeatedly stressed that development on Bayonetta 3 is “progressing well,”.
So it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if it gets a 2022 release date during today’s Nintendo Direct.
This leak has arrived one month after some mysterious activity on the Kirby website.
We are looking forward to this new Kirby game.
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