Apparently, we’re getting a sequel to Kirby Fighters Deluxe according to a leak on the Nintendo eShop.
The listing for Kirby Fighters 2 was quickly taken down, but Twitter users like Wario64 were able to take screenshots.
Here's what we know about Kirby Fighters 2.
Nintendo Leaks Kirby Fighters 2 on the eShop
A sequel to Kirby Fighters has been accidentally confirmed by Nintendo via a listing on the Nintendo eShop. The listing shows the promotional art for Kirby Fighters 2 and a $19.99 price tag.
It’ll be a Nintendo Switch exclusive (no surprise there), and a download-only title. The description accompanying the Kirby Fighters 2 listing reads:
"Choose from a cast of Kirby’s most iconic copy abilities—including the brand-new Wrestler ability—and duke it out to be the last Kirby standing. Familiar friends and foes like Bandana Waddle Dee and King Dedede also make an appearance as playable characters in the Kirby Fighters 2 game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™ system."
While we were given a lot of information from the leaked listing, we don’t have a release date so we have no idea when to expect Kirby Fighters 2.
Is it a Holiday 2020 release? Is it coming in Early 2021? We have no idea.
Reading the description, it sounds like Kirby Fighters 2 will be a proper sequel to Kirby Fighters Deluxe with at least one new copy ability, Wrestler.
We imagine there are other copy abilities being added along with perhaps a few new stages and items.
The game’s description also confirms that King Dedede and Bandana Waddle Dee will be playable characters alongside Kirby (of course).
Overall, it’s exciting news, especially for Kirby fans. We're looking forward to playing Kirby Fighters 2 once Nintendo releases it for real.
The gameplay is a little like Super Smash Bros. but one that’s based entirely around the Kirby franchise. It features Kirby characters, items like the Mint Leaf, and stages like Grass Land from Kirby’s Dream Land 3.
Kirby Fighter Deluxe let you play the game in a variety of different ways from single-player mode and multiplayer with up to three friends. It also featured a fun team battle mode.
We hope all of these things return in Kirby Fighters 2, and we’re curious if new modes will be added.
Can you imagine a Kirby-themed Battle Royale? We’re getting one for Super Mario in Super Mario 35, so stranger things have definitely happened.
Until Nintendo releases an official announcement for Kirby Fighters 2, all we have to go on is the deleted eShop listing. Be sure to check back, as we’ll be updating this story as new information becomes available.