Kirby’s Dream Buffet: footage and details (modes, Copy Food Abilities, more)

Earlier today, during the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest., HAL Laboratory announced that Kirby’s Dream Buffet will be released on August 17th worldwide. It’s now available for digital pre-order in all regions.

Alongside the overview trailer, there’s also two videos to check out. The first one introduces the Copy Food Abilities, which are this game’s Copy Abilities (unsurprisingly, all of them are themed after food!):

The Copy Food Abilities are:

  • Hyper Tornado (obtained from Tornado Frosting)
  • Needle (obtained from Needle Candy)
  • Wheel (obtained from Wheel Donut)
  • Jelly (obtained from Wobbly Jelly)
  • Stone (obtained from Stone Choco)
  • Turbo Burning (obtained from Burning Pepper)
  • Hi-Jump (obtained from Hi-Jump Gummy)
  • Drill (obtained from Drill Carrot)

Next, here’s some footage of the game in action:

But that’s not all: the official website was also launched in Japan and North America, providing additional details.

Here’s the list of game modes:

  • Gourmet Grand Prix

Race across mouth-watering obstacle courses collecting strawberries to plump up Kirby. Play a minigame in the bonus stage between races. Then turn the tides in the battle round—a final fruity fight atop a floating platform.

  • Race

Roll through food-themed courses collecting strawberries and Copy Foods as you race to the finish. Earn extra strawberries at cake goals at the end of the race.

  • Minigame

Play a delectable minigame between races! Compete with other players to collect as many strawberries as possible within the time limit.

  • Battle Royale

In the final confrontation, knock opponents off the stage to steal their strawberries. Use your Copy Food Abilities as you battle it out to see which Kirby has grown largest!

And that’s not all: the game also offers various extras. Those are:

  • costumes to customise your Kirby with. Some are based on existing characters, such as Meta Knight, King Dedede, or Elfilin;
  • colour options to further customise your Kirby;
  • treats that look like cookies, chocolates, and candies from the Kirby series of games for you to decorate your cake with.

Also, if you’ve played any of the other Kirby games on Nintendo Switch, you will be able to listen to music from those games in Kirby’s Dream Buffet:

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Kirby Fighters 2
  • Super Kirby Clash
  • Kirby Star Allies

Finally, the website explains that Kirby’s Dream Buffet can be played either with another player on one system, or with up to 3 other players via online or local multiplayer.

Kirby’s Dream Buffet (Switch – eShop) comes out on August 17th worldwide.



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