Chocobo GP speeds toward a March 2022 release date



We’ve been hearing about a possible revival of Chocobo Racing for so long that it’s still kind of hard to believe its successor, Chocobo GP, is actually coming out in a few months. Announced during a Nintendo Direct back in September, Chocobo GP will bring together characters from the Chocobo sub-series of games for a little racing action. And thanks to a new trailer dropped this morning, we’re getting more information about what’ll be included in the game.

Perhaps most important to many of our readers is the confirmation of a single-player story mode where players will unlock new racers and courses. The game will also feature local and online multiplayer, custom races, a time attack mode, and the Chocobo GP Mode, where you can compete against up to 64 players online in a knock-out tournament-style competition.  Do well in this mode and you’ll unlock new rewards for your racers.

Despite it being the best-selling game on Switch and one of the best-selling games ever, I have yet to rebuy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I thoroughly enjoyed the game back on the Wii U and dropped the cash for all the DLC, but for some reason, it’s the one port from that system I haven’t bothered purchasing yet. And I have no idea why, but I will say it’s left me longing for a new kart racer, and Chocobo GP looks like it has a good shot at filling that gap.

If you’re on the fence about it, know that Square Enix will be releasing a lite version of the game that gives players access to the story mode’s prologue and multiplayer with just a few of the characters available. Save data from Chocobo GP Lite will carry over to the full game should you choose to purchase it.

Chocobo GP will release on March 10, 2022, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.