Final Fantasy fans surprised by new spinoff game
Fans of the Final Fantasy franchise were surprised this week when publisher Square Enix announced that a new entry for the series was coming to Nintendo Switch soon. While Final Fantasy as a whole is a series that has its roots in the RPG genre, this new title will instead go in a very different direction and have a lot more in common with Nintendo’s Mario Kart racing titles.
This new game is called Chocobo GP and will see a number of Final Fantasy characters come together in the form of a kart racer. This game is actually a spiritual successor to Chocobo race which was originally released on the first PlayStation console in 1998. In a similar vein, Chocobo GP will feature a number of similar locations and characters that players can control in a bid to become the best racer in the world of Final Fantasy. And when it comes to playing with friends, the title will also allow up to 8 players to take part in the Chocobo racing action at the same time.
A racing experience featuring the characters Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY comes to #NintendoSwitch in 2022! In #ChocoboGP, race on familiar tracks from FINAL FANTASY and Chocobo, and use special character abilities and Magicites to beat the competition. pic.twitter.com/ZwnheH0jcS
– Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 24, 2021
“Start your engines and get ready for a new racing experience, with a list of dozens of your favorite Chocobo characters, with their own abilities and variations,” explains a description of Chocobo GP from the Nintendo website. “Equip the Magicites and take on the competition as you navigate a variety of familiar routes in both online and offline multiplayer modes. Take part in tournaments and become the reigning GP champion! “
At the moment there is still a lot that we don’t know Chocobo GP, but it’s set to launch at some point in 2022. When it releases, it will also arrive exclusively on Nintendo Switch, at least for now.
What do you think of the idea of playing a new go-kart racing game in the world of Final Fantasy? Is this a game that you might be looking to experience on your own? Let me know either in the comments or on Twitter at @ Mooreman12.