Kirby Star Allies was released for the Nintendo Switch on March 16, 2018. The game was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.

     The game is a 2.5D platform game played from a side-on perspective. Players control Kirby and can be accompanied by three companions. These companions can either be other players on AI players.  Kirby and his companions can combine powers to form new combinations of powers.

     The game received several updates that included past characters from past games. These characters included Rick, Kine, and Coo from Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Gooey from Kirby's Dream Land 3.  Additional difficulty modes were also released with these updates.

     Kirby Star Allies received mixed reviews. The game was praised for its visuals. Critics found fault with the game's difficulty saying it was too easy. The game became the fastest selling Kirby game in the series in the United Kingdom. As of March 2019, the game has sold 2.56 million copies.