PQube has announced that its upcoming kart racer All-Star Fruit Racing will be zooming onto Switch this summer, with a brand new trailer revealing a July release window.
We first heard about the game's upcoming Switch release a couple of weeks ago, with a Brazilian rating being given to the game for the console, but now we have confirmation of the release and some more details about the games's features, too.
A career mode will have players picking their favourite characters, racing for first place in a series of championships, unlocking new characters, championships, and kart parts along the way. You'll also be able to create 'Custom Championships', selecting between three different difficulty settings and speeds to fine-tune your challenge, and you can dive into a range of different gameplay types including dragster races, hill climbs, elimination races, time attacks and modifier-filled modes.
The game features 21 courses spread across five worlds: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Special Islands, including some crazy track designs such as volcanoes and giant snakes that wouldn't go amiss in Mario Kart. Kart customisation and items are also available in game - again similar to the Switch's top-selling racer - but hopefully the bonkers fruity nature of your attacks and weapons will give the game a fresh, different vibe.
Sadly, the online features promised to be present in other versions of the game don't seem to be making their way to the Switch. We're unsure as to why this might be, but could this dampen what may have been a tempting Mario Kart alternative?
We'll make sure to give the game a spin this summer, but until then, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.