A brand new Kirby game is coming to the Nintendo Switch subsequent 12 months, in accordance with a brand new leak straight from Nintendo ahead of Thursday’s Nintendo Direct presentation. According to Nintendo Japan’s upcoming release calendar, which acquired by accident up to date on Thursday morning, Kirby’s newest outing will launch someday in 2022. The website is solely in Japanese, however a transliteration of the new game’s title is Kirby: Discovery of the Stars.

Outside of the game’s launch window and title, we don’t know a lot about Kirby: Discovery of the Stars. But the calendar entry does include a cute image of Kirby standing in a post-apocalyptic metropolis, the place vehicles and buildings are overrun by grass and colourful flowers.

Kirby: Discovery of the Stars Nintendo Japan leak

This picture from the Nintendo Japan calendar is all we find out about Kirby’s subsequent outing.
Image: Nintendo Japan by way of Polygon

It appears that Kirby has both outlasted each different being on this planet, or he’s been transported to the cutest model of The Last of Us that we’ve ever seen.

This leak comes hours earlier than the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, throughout which Nintendo will virtually actually announce Kirby: Discovery of the Stars. Hopefully we’ll get a good suggestion of why poor Kirby has been left alone in the apocalypse and, extra importantly, how he’ll escape.