America's Largest Bubble Tea brand launches new partnership with Nintendo for the latest installment of the Kirby franchise

NEW YORK CITY (March 10th, 2022) — Kung Fu Tea, America’s largest bubble tea brand, announced a partnership with Nintendo featuring the Kirby and the Forgotten Land game, the latest installment of the Kirby franchise for the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems. The full-scale partnership is dedicated to Kirby and features a curated Kirby limited-time drink, Kirby branded cups, and lids. The partnership begins July 1st, 2022

To celebrate this upcoming partnership, Kung Fu Tea is hosting a sweepstakes on their Instagram page to mark the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land on March 25th, 2022. Kung Fu Tea’s social sweepstakes will begin on March 15th, 2022 with winners announced on March 29th, 2022 to follow the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Eight (8) winners will each receive a Nintendo SwitchTM OLED Model system, as well as a digital game code for the KirbyTM and the Forgotten Land game. The sweepstakes will be repeated this summer to continue celebrating the game in all 300+ Kung Fu Tea locations nationwide.

Coming this summer is a delicious new limited-time only pink drink dedicated to Kirby, a fruity and refreshing blend paired with a brand new topping exclusive to this partnership, to be announced later this year. Customers can expect to see something totally new to go along with the Kirby themed lids adorning every cup - the cups themselves will feature the floaty pink hero, a first-ever endeavor for partnerships with Kung Fu Tea and a fun new way to enjoy boba!

The Kirby and the Forgotten Land game will be available on March 25th, 2022, and players can join Kirby on an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. A pink and powerful puffball, Kirby can inhale certain enemies and copy their abilities to unleash on others. Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the Bandana Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Kirby can also inhale real-world objects and transform using Mouthful Mode. You can also bring along a friend or a family member to play as Bandana Waddle Dee with local 2-player co-op. Download the free Nintendo eShop demo and complete the 3 stages to receive a reward in the full game, once purchased. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure!

“Kung Fu Tea is incredibly excited to be diving into a stellar new partnership featuring the Kirby and the Forgotten Land game,” said the Marketing and PR Lead for Kung Fu Tea. “Kirby has built a dedicated and passionate fanbase over the last 30 years, and we can’t wait to give them something new to enjoy! The fearless pink puffball is a wonderful match for our brand and we couldn’t be happier. We’re very confident that this partnership will bring a lot of joy for boba lovers and Kirby fans alike, and we hope to introduce the millions of Kirby fans around the country to the fun, fresh flavors at Kung Fu Tea.”

About Kung Fu Tea
America’s Bubble Tea. Founded in Queens, NY on April 30, 2010, Kung Fu Tea is a made-to-order beverage chain with over 300 locations across the U.S. and several in Canada, Cambodia, Taiwan, and Australia. At Kung Fu Tea, each beverage is freshly handcrafted with authentic, high-quality ingredients. The brand's founders, baristas, and guests are Kung Fu Masters—passionate, dedicated, and fearless in changing the face of the beverage industry. In 2018, Kung Fu Tea founded the world’s first National Bubble Tea Day, taking a huge step toward spreading the bubble tea culture around the world. Visit www.kungfutea.com to learn more and be sure to download the Kung Fu Tea app for both Android or iPhone. Follow Kung Fu Tea on Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook and Twitter .