Chocobo GP racing game with Final Fantasy characters hits Switch in 2022

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In addition to revealing Voice of Cards, Square Enix also revealed racing game Chocobo GP for Nintendo Switch today at the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, which incorporates various Final Fantasy series characters to play. In short, imagine Mario Kart with Final Fantasy characters, and you’re on the right track. This looks very much like a continuation of Chocobo Racing from the original PlayStation, making it a game that will already appeal to a really hardcore existing fan base.

Here are more details on Chocobo GP on Nintendo Switch ahead of its release date in 2022:

  • 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.
  • 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.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!