Nintendo Japan leaked a new Kirby game tentatively scheduled to launch “this winter” ahead of today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
As ResetEra user GJ spotted, the Switch lineup on Nintendo’s Japanese website very recently added a few unannounced games and details. Google Translate reads the new Kirby game’s title as Kirby’s Discovery of the Stars, but you could also translate it to Star Kirby’s Discovery or a similar variation – we won’t 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 (let’s just 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 to go on. The star motif raises an eyebrow after Kirby Star Allies and Kirby Super Star Ultra, but there’s no guarantee it’s related to any previous games.