Chocobo GP, a Final Fantasy inspired kart racing game in the vein of Mario Kart was announced during today’s Nintendo Direct. The title will be releasing in 2022 exclusively for the Switch.
The trailer shows players racing as notable characters from the JRPG franchise, including Steiner, Gilgamesh, Vivi, a moogle, and the titular chocobo. Gamers will collect items called “Magicite” which can be used to cast spells and damage other racers. The game will also utilize the drifting mechanic that has become a staple in the kart racing genre.
The new title conjures up memories of the game Chocobo Racing, which released on the PlayStation in 1999.
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