Kirby and The Forgotten Land and Bayonetta 3 Listed For 2022 Release
Nintendo’s official Japanese website has leaked a new Kirby game as well as the release window of Bayonetta 3 on the Nintendo Switch.
There were rumors about a Kirby game, and Nintendo is planning to host a Nintendo Direct today, but the Japanese website was already updated. This update added a new game in the series roughly translated to Discovery of the Stars (Update: Officially titled Kirby and The Forgotten Land). There was also a release window for Bayonetta 3 that is listed as a 2022 release, possibly in Fall.
Some of the games that are planned to release in 2022 include Splatoon 3, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. The new surprise is a Kirby game so that should be announced during the upcoming Nintendo Direct.
The listing for the game is still available on the Japanese website but it will be likely taken down soon. The Nintendo Direct that is scheduled for today will include 40 minutes of footage featuring a games lineup that is releasing in Winter 2021, however, there might be announcements for games out in 2022 and beyond.
The series last received a game almost 3 years ago with Kirby: Star Allies on the Nintendo Switch. There were some minor releases like Kirby Fighters, but no other major mainline game has been released on the Nintendo Switch.