The ability to race Final Fantasy mascot character – the Chocobo – has been present in many games across the franchise – most recently in Final Fantasy XIV. But in 1999, Square Enix (Then Square) released an actual once-off racing game for the PlayStation 1 which proved to be a fun experience at the time. In 2022, the chocobo-themed kart racer will be back with Chocobo GP, announced today exclusively for the Nintendo Switch by Square Enix.
This instalment will be cemented in the Chocobo Universe, a spin-off franchise which had its last release in 2019 with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy!
Featuring mascot characters from across the franchise, [layers will be able to dash to the finish as the game’s namesake and star, Chocobo and friends. Chocobo GP will challenge racers to master courses from well-known Chocobo and Final Fantasy series locales. The team enters this racing tournament to win an unbelievable reward: a wish for anything their heart desires!
Promoted features of Chocobo GP include:
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.
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.
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.
Expect to hear more about Chocobo GP in the coming months, leading to its 2022 launch.