Nintendo announced this morning that Kirby Star Allies is going to be released on the Switch on March 16, 2018. Kirby has new abilities such as Artist and Spider, but they really have to switch it up if they want to make a mark in Spring 2018.
Video games, like all media these days, have a problem focusing on existing IPs, ranging from reboots and remakes to endless sequels to offshoots nobody wanted. Movies do it (hello, female Ghostbusters and the Universal Dark Universe). TV shows do it (Marvel’s ABC shows that aren’t exactly as popular as the movies). Video games do it (Call of Duty has so many sequels, WWII is now a necessary subtitle instead of an assumption).