Chocobo GP Secures a Release Date Next Spring

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Square Enix has revealed that their upcoming Final Fantasy racer spinoff, Chocobo GP, is launching on March 10th, 2022. Following a reveal last September during a Nintendo Direct, Square Enix also confirmed new details surrounding vehicles, characters, and modes.

Notably, a demo version's planned for release on the same day, called Chocobo GP Lite. That'll allow players to try the online Chocobo GP mode, local multiplayer, and the Prologue chapter of the game, at no charge.

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Chocobo GP Release Date Announced

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As for the new characters, Square Enix's announcement confirmed this includes: Atla, Camilla, Camilla's Pa, Clair, Racing Hero X, Cid, Shirma, Irma, Ifrit, Gilgamesh, and Ben the Behemoth. You can see the game in action below.

Here's how Square Enix describes it:

  • 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.
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  • 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.

We'll keep you informed with further Final Fantasy news as we hear it.