Chocobo GP races to Switch today
Finally, a fantasy racer!
Mere days before Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets a batch of DLC, Square Enix has released Chocobo GP, a sequel to 1999’s Chocobo Racing. This frenetic kart racer brings a ton of characters from the Final Fantasy series with it, as well as courses inspired by Square Enix’s long-running RPG.
In honor of launch day, anyone who picks up Chocobo GP today will get 800 mythril (equivalent to a Prize Pass), allowing them to obtain Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud (available as a season level 60 Prize Pass reward), and earn Gil more quickly to exchange for Final Fantasy VII’s Squall from the in-game Gil Shop.
For a bit more detail on what Chocobo GP has to offer, check out the press release below. You can also see a special piece of art Square Enix released celebrating the game’s launch.
Multiple Game Modes – Play various modes including “Story” and “Chocobo GP,” which features exciting bracket-style tournaments that can support up to 64 players.
Thrilling Courses – Race through various Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY-themed courses, including Cid’s Test Track, the streets of Alexandria and Zozo, and the Gold Saucer.
Roster of Fan-Favorite Characters – Players can choose from a wide selection of FINAL FANTASY and Chocobo characters across the series, including familiar faces from FINAL FANTASY VI, FINAL FANTASY IX and more.
The game’s first Season is in full swing within Chocobo GP mode. By participating in this mode, players can raise their season level and earn various rewards. Additionally, players can use 800 mythril to purchase an optional Prize Pass (grants access to an additional set of season rewards) or 2,400 mythril to purchase an optional Premium Prize Pass (instantly grants players 60 levels worth of season rewards). For a limited-time, players can purchase a discounted 1,600 mythril pack for $7.99 through the Nintendo eShop.