The Cars 3 video game will be coming to Nintendo consoles, it has been confirmed.
Developed by Disney Infinity studio Avalanche Software - which was saved from extinction by Warner Bros. Interactive - Cars 3: Driven to Win will follow the events of the forthcoming movie.
The game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch, but perhaps the most surprising thing is that it's also coming to the Wii U. Described as a "pick up and play party game", it's all looking pretty shiny at present.
Here's some of the PR:
Picking up after the final big race in the film, Cars 3: Driven to Winextends the storyline of Cars 3 with all-new action packed adventures and takes players through a high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces. Players will be able to join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez as they prepare to take on rival racer Jackson Storm. The game features more than 20 customizable playable characters including popular heroes from the Cars franchise and next generation racers. Players can also select their favorite race environments from a series of iconic settings from the film, such as Radiator Springs and Florida International Speedway, with over 20 unique tracks to choose from across 13 different locations.
Cars 3: Driven to Win is a game that empowers players to master their driving skills for the ultimate competitive racing experience. With six thrilling modes for gamers to learn and advance their abilities, players can progress their character through training and tests of racing proficiency that unlock new modes, tracks, characters and more. Players can hone a wide variety of skills and abilities including Drifting, Turbo, Two-wheel Driving, Driving Backwards and Side-Bash. Each unique mode and ability allows players to explore the deeper gameplay mechanics and earn rewards for their expertise. Cars 3: Driven to Win provides an exhilarating, action-packed experience where training and skill give players an edge in a racing experience that anyone can win.
Additionally, players will be able to experience Cars 3: Driven to Win with their friends or on their own to perfect the various racing styles and modes available to them. Available for pre-order now, the game will include local split-screen cooperative play, allowing players to compete or team up and play at home together, making it easy for friends and family members to join the race – and the fun – at any time.
John Blackburn, Vice President and Studio Head, Avalanche Software, had this to say about the news:
It's been an amazing experience to work with the team at Pixar once again for this new game for the beloved Cars franchise. With Cars 3: Driven to Win, we wanted to create a game that allows fans to extend their experience with this great film, and also feel the thrill of speeding through the tracks, participating in races, and mastering tricks and techniques for fun with the whole family.
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