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Kirby's Dream Buffet

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Kirby's Dream Buffet
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Digital cover art for Kirby's Dream Buffet
Developer(s) HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Summer 2022[1]
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch[1]
Rating(s) ESRB: ESRB E rating.svg - Everyone
PEGI: PEGI 3.svg - 3+
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Release date(s): Summer 2022

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Kirby's Dream Buffet is an upcoming Kirby spin-off game for the Nintendo Switch eShop.[1] In it, Kirby is shrunk by the Dream Fork and must face off against Waddle Dees and other multi-colored Kirbys in collecting the most strawberries atop a now giant cake[2] in order to grow bigger for a final fight.[3] General gameplay will revolve around playing various kinds of mini-games in various food-themed stages, grabbing strawberries to grow in size. Becoming larger grants various benefits to the Kirby in question, including rolling faster down hills, and is the metric by which the winner is decided.[4] The mini-games include racing and reaching a goal of strawberries, collecting falling strawberries, and snatching the strawberries of others by blowing them away.[5] The game can be played locally with up to four players[2] and also features online multiplayer via Nintendo Switch Online.[6] The game also features the familiar Copy Abilities[2] in a new form, as Copy Food abilities.[7][8]

Kirby's Dream Buffet is scheduled to release in the summer of 2022, to be exclusively available as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop.


Kirby is shrunk down by the power of a magical fork, and now sits atop the relatively giant cake.

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Kirby is invited to a "gourmet festival" where he finds a cake, as shown in the opening scene. Instead of waiting for the festival to start, Kirby decides to eat the cake using the Dream Fork. In wielding the Dream Fork, Kirby is affected by its magical powers and is shrunk down significantly. From here, he is joined by other Kirbys as they roll around, eating the now relatively giant food.[8][9]


Many Kirbys and a Waddle Dee rolling down an ice cream-themed course and collecting strawberries.

The gameplay of Kirby's Dream Buffet revolves around racing along various food-themed courses and/or battling in food-themed arenas to collect strawberries and grow larger in size, with the goal being to be the heaviest contestant by the end of the event. These events appear to be supervised by two giant floating white gloves who greatly resemble Master Hand & Crazy Hand, though they have yet to be confirmed as such. In the race courses, there are a number of enemies that populate the stages, resembling classic enemies from the Kirby series such as Bouncy, Kabu, and Gordo, but with food motifs. There also exist a number of stage devices and hazards, including what appear to be Bumpers and Dash Panels, also made to resemble food. Along the way, Kirbys can collide with Food Boxes to uncover various Copy Food abilities, with those revealed including Stone, Wheel, and Tornado.

Copy Food abilities


The following enemies have been revealed to be in the game:







Announcement trailer

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カービィのグルメフェス[11]
kābyi no gurume fesu
Kirby's Gourmet Fest
Chinese 卡比的美食節[12]
kǎ bǐ dì měi shí jié
Kirby's Gourmet Fest
Dutch Kirby's Dream Buffet -
French Kirby's Dream Buffet -
German Kirby's Dream Buffet -
Italian Kirby's Dream Buffet -
Korean 커비의 드림 뷔페[13]
keobiui deulim bwipe
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Spanish Kirby's Dream Buffet -