A Fortnite Party Royale Kirby cameo has been spotted by a keen-eyed Twitter user. Believe it or not, the diminutive pink superstar from dozens of Nintendo games has somehow slipped his way into Fortnite.
You can see the Fortnite Party Royale Kirby cameo for yourself in the recently-released Party Royale trailer, although it's easy to miss:
There's a lot of vibrant, colorful action on the screen in this very short trailer, so it's easy to miss. I looked it over carefully myself and Kirby definitely makes a few appearances throughout the trailer.
Here's another spotting of Kirby in the Party Royale trailer:
How Did the Fortnite Party Royale Kirby Cameo Happen?
So, how did this happen? It seems a little unlikely that Nintendo would allow for such a crossover, but it makes sense in context once you understand what's going on.
If you look carefully, both instances of Kirby appear on an in-game screen. It seems that he's featured in the graphics of a performing DJ, although it's a little difficult to tell exactly who is performing on screen at the time. Whether or not that person has the okay to use Kirby is also up in the air.
Fortnite Hits 350 Million Players
Aside from the strange Fortnite Party Royale Kirby cameo, the game has hit a much more impressive milestone. There are now more than 350 million registered players in Fortnite.
"Fortnite now has over 350 million registered players!" exclaimed a tweet on the game's official account. "In April, players spent over 3.2 billion hours [in-game]." To put that number into context, that's more than the entire population of the United States.
You'll be able to celebrate the launch of Fortnite's Party Royale on Friday, May 8, at 9:00 PM Eastern. Find out more about it at the official Fortnite website.
What do you think of Kirby popping up in Fortnite? Are you intrigued by Party Royale or do you prefer to shoot people? Let us know in the comments below!