According to an article in the Japanese magainze Famitsu, there's going to be a new Kirby game headed to the Nintendo DS (not the 3DS) in Japan called Atsumete! Kirby which roughly translates to Gather! Kirby. Atsumete! Kirby will be a side-scrolling action game where you can control up to ten adorable pink Kirby blobs at once. How do you get more Kirbies you ask? You eat fruit, of course.
You'll control the Kirbies with the stylus. When you click on the touch screen a star will pop up and the Kirbies will move towards it and then latch on, letting you move the little guys around to wherever you want them to go in order to complete the levels. It sounds pretty neat, and any game where ten Kirbies are on screen doing random silly things sounds like a win to me. Just say Kirbies, it's fun!
Unfortunately Famitsu only mentioned the game's release in Japan for later this year, but I hope it will get a U.S. release announcement soon.