SQUARE ENIX today announced that Chocobo GP, a thrilling kart racing experience set in the Chocobo universe, is now available on Nintendo Switch via select retailers across the UK and directly through My Nintendo Store*. Players can now speed through magical and chaotic courses with beloved characters from the Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY franchises, including Vivi and Steiner from FINAL FANTASY IX. The demo version, Chocobo GP Lite**, is also available for download, allowing players to take on exhilarating courses from well-known Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY series locations in both local multiplayer and select online multiplayer modes.
Beginning today, players can experience all that Chocobo GP has to offer, including:
- 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 FINAL FANTASY and Chocobo 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 (which grants access to an additional set of season rewards) or 2,400 mythril to purchase an optional Premium Prize Pass (which instantly grants players 60 levels worth of season rewards).
All players will be treated to a login bonus of 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 exchange Gil for FINAL FANTASY VIII’s Squall from the in-game Gil Shop.
Source: Nintendo UK
The fact that you need to buy an Switch Online subscription to play the GP mode and get season rewards is…………disappointing.
Yup… gotta buy the subscription, the full game unlock, and then theres season passes for characters. F* this game :L