Chocobo GP dashes to the Nintendo Switch in 2022
During the September 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream, Square Enix unveiled Chocobo GP, a "new kart racing experience set in the Chocobo universe." The game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022.
It serves as a spiritual successor to the 1999 PlayStation game, Chocobo Racing. Several familiar Final Fantasy characters showed up in its announcement trailer, including Vivi & Steiner from Final Fantasy IX and Shiroma from Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! Stages will also be locales from the Chocobo series and Final Fantasy series; Alexandria from Final Fantasy IX, once again, shows up in the announcement trailer.
Players can look forward to a variety of exhilarating features from Chocobo GP, including:
- Various game modes – Play various modes including Story and Custom Races. Also enjoy exciting survival races in a bracket-style tournament, which can support up to 64 players. Select modes support online and/or local multiplayer.
- Thrilling courses – Race through various courses taking inspiration from the Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY series, including Cid’s Test Track, the streets of Alexandria and Zozo and the Gold Saucer.
- Roster of Beloved Characters – Players can choose from a wide selection of Chocobo series characters.
- Magical magicite – By collecting magicite, found within Magic Eggs scattered around the various tracks, racers will be imbued with magic, such as Fire or Aero, which can be used against their fellow racers to give them a competitive edge and speed to the finish.
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