Nintendo announced today that a Disney and Pixar arcade racing game is heading to consoles and PC later this year.
Disney Speedstorm, developed by Gameloft, will be a hero-based combat racing game featuring tracks inspired by Disney and Pixar films.
“To work on a dream project like Disney Speedstorm, we are driven to create a game that feels like home for Disney and Pixar fans but is also unique to the arcade-racing genre. The gameplay mechanics, the racer abilities and the location design were all tailored to serve our vision of a fast and gripping competitive experience.” Gameloft Barcelona Vice President and Studio Manager Alexandru “Sasha” Adam said. “We can’t wait to share this vision with players around the globe.”
Captain Jack Sparrow, Mulan, Mickey Mouse, Sulley and the Beast have been confirmed so far and there are more characters on the roster yet to be announced. Players will be able to upgrade each racer’s stats to make their unique skills have more of an impact on the track.
“From the docks of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean to the wilds of The Jungle Book, and even racing on the Great Wall of China seen in Mulan or the Scare Floor from Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., players can experience these worlds from a fresh, exciting perspective geared specifically for racing!” developers said in a press release.
There will be single player in addition to local and cross-platform online multiplayer.
Developers said Disney Speedstorm will be getting regular content updates that include new racers and tracks.
“Disney fans are in for a full throttle experience with the upcoming launch of the high-speed racing game Disney Speedstorm,” said Luigi Priore, Vice President at Disney and Pixar Games. “Gameloft has driven some of our most beloved Disney and Pixar characters to new heights with their latest interpretation, while putting a fun spin on their unique circuits and abilities to keep competing fans on the edge of their seats.”